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John M. Johnson and Franklin Hanway, 1969 August 26 [audio]
Johnson and Hanway discuss why Mr. du Pont bought the estate, the farming operations at Longwood, the development of the Italian water gardens, work benefits, and various interactions with du Pont family members.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Box 6, Reel 288
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.38 GB.
[Description and dates], 1970370_012014_hanway_johnson, Box 6, Reel 288, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wilkinson, Norman B.Scafidi, John A.
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Franklin L. Hanway (b. 1904) and John M. Johnson (b. 1899) were both employees at Longwood estate, and each served there for 47 years before retirement. Hanway began working at Longwood in 1922 after graduating from high school, having had worked there during summers during his school years. Johnson had been a farmer and then moved to Longwood in 1919; P.S. du Pont paid for his education in combustion engineering.
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)
Ferrodynamics Brand Five, 1800' 1 mil polyester #10D7M
Hanway, FranklinJohnson, John M.
poor quality: very muffled and hard to understand at times; ends abruptly
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:25:22.