Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998).


Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998).

The papers of Lammot du Pont and Pamela Cunningham Copeland document the lives and interests of a wealthy American couple in the twentieth century. In particular, the papers of Mrs. Copeland are an important source of information on the activities of upper class women in the areas of historic preservation, horticulture and philanthropy.

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