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Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1984 June 21 [audio]
Leto describes life along the Brandywine, including christenings, her grandmother's home and garden, her education, and entertainments and amusements. She also describes her family's history and emigration from Italy, Christmas traditions, and impression of various du Pont family members.
Leto, Jennie Sicco
Jennie Sicco Leto (b. 1889) grew up in many villages along the Brandywine, including Walker's Bank, Chicken Alley, Free Park, and Squirrel Run. Her parents were Italian immigrants and her father worked in the powder mills and was killed in an explosion in 1917.
1 of 2- One side of tape has no recording ("malfunction");
participants are far from the mike; starts mid-conversation; ends abruptly; tape flips at 46:05
Kennett Square (Pa.)
GardeningReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsMills and mill-workDomestic lifeItalian Americans
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 3:02:11.
A and B
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 5, Cassette 195-196
[Description and dates], 1970370_103113_leto_part4, Box 5, Cassette 195-196, 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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