The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954.

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Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954.

The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954.

The Longwood Manuscripts comprise the manuscript collections of P.S. du Pont. They formed the core collection of the Longwood Library, established as an independent research library in the year of his death. In 1961 the Longwood Library merged with the Hagley Musuem, and the collection became known as The Longwood Manuscripts.

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Dawes, Rumford, 1744-1819.

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Rumford Dawes (1744-1819) and Abijah Dawes were sons of Edward Dawes of New Castle County, Del. Sometime prior to 1783 they erected the Hagley Slitting and Rolling Mills on the Brandywine near Wilmington. By 1787 it was working imported Russian and Swedish iron. Much of the output was sent to the New York City nail factory of J.G. Pierson & Brothers. Josiah G. Pierson had invented one of the first successful American nail-cutting machines, but did not build his own rolling mill until 1795. T...

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Victorine du Pont was the oldest daughter of E.I. du Pont, the founder of the family powder business. She married Ferdinand Bauduy in 1813, but he died six weeks later, and she never remarried. From the description of Autograph album, 1821-1844. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122516487 Victorine du Pont Bauduy, the eldest child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828), was born in Paris and came to the Uni...

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Epithet: Prince of Benevento, French diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0000f2 French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Avesne, to Edouard Colmache, his private secretary, 1835 Jun. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574456 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Valençay, to an unidentified "Madame", [no year] Sept. 22. (Unknown). ...

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Victor du Pont (1767-1827) was born in Paris, the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. After completing his education, he was employed as one of three sous-chiefs in his father's office at the Bureau du Commerce in Paris. In 1787 he obtained a position as private secretary to the Comte de Moustier, the French minister to the United States. In 1791 he was named aide-de-camp to General Lafayette, and the next year he was appointed secretary to the French legation in Philadelphia. In 179...

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Livingston's varied career as American lawyer and statesman is described in detail in the following descriptions of his papers. From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81576848 Eminent jurist - Minister to France - Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

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Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817

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Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours wrote his autobiography to the year 1765 while in hiding near Paris in September 1792. From the description of Autobiography, 1792 : typescript copy. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86119300 French economist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris], to Thomas Jefferson, 1813 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744066 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Au...

Rodgers, John, 1812-1882

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph note signed : Alexandria, to General McDowell, 1862 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656128 From the description of Letter signed : Mare Island, California, to Mr. Fletcher, Inspector of Machinery afloat, 1873 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656131 John Rodgers, Jr., United States naval officer. Rodgers was born near Havre De Grace, Maryland, on August 8, 1812. The son of Comm...

Smith, Thomas MacKie, 1809-1852

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Thomas Mackie Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 27, 1809. His parents were Francis Gurney Smith and Eliza Mackie. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and earned the degrees of A.B. in 1828 and M.D. in 1831. He served as a resident physician in the Philadelphia Almshouse. In 1834, he married Eleuthere DuPont and moved to Delaware. Smith joined the Delaware Medical Society in 1847. He died of rheumatism in 1852. From the description of Papers, 1826-1847. (Univ...

Duane, William, 1760-1835

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Philadelphia journalist. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 2. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591699 From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365132 Journalist. From the description of Letters and article of William Duane, 1800-1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009542 ...

Graff, Frederick, 1774-1847

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Philadelphia engineer. From the description of Architectural drawings and cost estimate : Philadelphia, 1822 Mar. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156164 Frederick Graff was an engineer and architect. Born August 27, 1774 in Philadelphia, he was the third in a line of American builders, contractors, and engineers. In 1797, Graff began his apprenticeship as a draftsman for the Philadelphia waterworks, where he became superintendent in 1805. He contr...

Du Pont, Amelia, 1796-1869

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Amelia du Pont was the eldest child of Victor du Pont (1767-1827) and Gabrielle Josephine de La Fite de Pelleport du Pont (1770-1837). Her marriage to William H. Clifford in 1812 was later annulled by an act of the General Assembly of Delaware. She spent most of her life in Delaware and moved to Scranton, Pa., in 1860 to live with her daughter, Gabrielle Josephine du Pont Breck (1813-1891). From the description of Papers, 1824-1849. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: ...

Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834

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Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, was born in Paris on June 24, 1771. In 1787, he was accepted as a student in the Regis des Poudres, a government agency for the manufacture of gunpowder which was directed by Antoine Lavoisier. In 1800 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont emigrated to the United States and began investigating sites for a black powder manufactory. After consulting with Thomas Jefferson he established E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. on the bank of ...

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) Stephen Girard was a merchant, banker, and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1769-1831. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 17270776 Philadelphia banker and philanthropist. From the description of LS : Philadelphia, to John Curwen, 1802 S...

New Jerusalem Church (Wilmington, Del.)

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Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

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Political economist and Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress. From the description of Tench Coxe correspondence, 1786-1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145397535 Political economist, Continental Congressman, U.S. Treasury official. From the description of ALS : to Samuel M. Fox, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138965 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John S. Skinner, 1821 Mar. 22. (Rosenbach M...

Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888.

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Sophie Madeleine Du Pont was the youngest daughter of Eleuthère Irénée and Sophie Dalmas du Pont. E. I. du Pont was the founder of the black powder manufacturing company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Sophie was raised at Eleutherian Mills, the house that her father built on the bluff overlooking his black powder manufactory. Sophie and her siblings learned English but French was the language of the du Pont home. Eleuthère Irénée emigrated to the United States from France in 1802). In ...

Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1829-1877

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Charles I. du Pont & Company.

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Brandywine Mill Seat Company.

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Evans, Oliver, 1755-1819

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Born near Newport, Del., Evans received little formal education but taught himself mechanics and mathematics, devoting his life to inventing machines. In 1787 he received a patent from Delaware for a system that automated flour milling; published The Young Mill-Wright & Miller's Guide in 1795; and devoted many years to developing the steam engine, including a steam boat launched in 1805. Evans and his family moved to Philadelphia in 1793 where he remained. From the description of...

Union Bank of Delaware

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Ralston, Robert, 1761-1836

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Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company.

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Du Pont, William K. (William Kemble), 1875-1907

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Belin, Henry Hedrick, 1804-1891

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Kemble, William, 1795?-1881

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Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856

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Farmer, lawyer, and statesman. From the description of John M. Clayton papers, 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980031 Clayton served as U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-1850. From the description of ALS, 1850 June 15 : Department of State, Washington, to John Charles Fremont. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15531096 Politician Clayton, who was born in Delaware, served in the U.S. ...

Rockland Manufacturing Company on the Brandywine

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The Rockland Manufacturing Company on the Brandywine was incorporated on Feb. 28, 1825, as successor to W. Young, Son & Company, with William Young, William Wallace Young, Isaac Bannister, John McAllister and John McAllister, Jr., as directors. The firm manufactured cotton and woolen cloth at Rockland, on the Brandywine above Wilmington, Del. Alfred V. du Pont became a director in 1846. The company became bankrupt and its property was seized in 1848-49. Its property was eventually sold to Je...

Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884

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Lammot du Pont was born at Nemours, Delaware, on April 13, 1831. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering, he began work for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. By 1859 he was supervising construction of blasting powder mills at Wapwallopen Mills, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, the first Du Pont mills outside the state of Delaware. By 1865 he was in charge of all du Pont Company manufacturing units outside the state of Delaware. Lammot ...

Bidermann, Evelina du Pont, 1796-1863

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Evelina du Pont, a daughter of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828), was born in Paris and came to the United States in 1800. Her father was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Evelina attended the female seminary of Madame Rivardi in Philadelphia from 1807 to 1811. In 1816, she married James Antoine Bidermann (1790-1865), one of her father's business associates. They had one child. She and her husband traveled to France in 1827-1828 and...

Du Pont, B. G. (Bessie Gardner), 1864-1949

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Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820

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Decatur was a U. S. naval officer known for his actions during the War of 1812 and against the North African pirates in the western Mediterranean. From the description of Letter, December 26, 1810. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841894 American naval officer. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to John Bullus, 21 Feb. 1816. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626164 American naval hero of t...

Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869

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Charles I. Du Pont was the son of Victor Marie Du Pont and Albert Du Pont was the son of Eleuthérée Irénée Du Pont. Victor Marie Du Pont owned property in Angelica, N.Y. From the description of Power of attorney to W.G. Angel concerning lands at Angelica, N.Y., 1841 Jun 5 / Charles I. du Pont ; Alfred du Pont. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52739706 Charles I. du Pont was born on March 29, 1797, the eldest son of Victor Marie du Pont and nephew of E. I....

Whig Party (Del.)

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