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Interview with Alfred Dougherty, 1984 June 29 [audio]
Dougherty describes the houses in Free Park and in Breck's Lane in detail, as well as common practices in the early twentieth century, including shopping, food preparation, and entertainment. He also describes his wedding in detail as well as his younger sister's funeral.
Alfred P. Dougherty (b. 1898) was the son of a leather manufacturer, Hugh Dougherty, and the grandson of a powder worker, Daniel Dougherty, at Hagley Yards. His maternal grandparents Chaxelle were coppersmiths who did roofing for the du Pont family. Dougherty grew up in Forty Acres but spent much of his childhood visiting his grandparents' house in Free Park and his aunt and uncle at Breck's Lane.
ends abruptly; tape flips at 46:26
ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a person
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:32:38.
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Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 4, Casette 130
[Description and dates], 1970370_102313_dougherty_a, Box 4, Casette 130, 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
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