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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Interview with James Cammock, 1984 July 24 [audio]
Cammock provides many details about how he tended to his garden at Breck's Lane, including the procurement of seeds, various equipment used, standard gardening clothes, different types of fruits and vegetables and flowers planted, fertilizing practices, and the harvest and storage of crops. He also discusses maintaining a chicken coop.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 4, Cassette 102
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
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. 1004 MB.
A and B
Part 3: 1:00:48
[Description and dates], 1970370_10713_cammock_part3, Box 4, Cassette 102, 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
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:00:48.
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personExplosionsVegetable gardening
James Cammock (b. 1895) was born to Irish immigrants David and Katherine Cammock in Breck's Lane. His father was a powder mill worker who was killed following an explosion in 1906. Following the death of his father, Cammock mowed grass for his neighbors and delivered papers to make ends meet, and Lammot du Pont furnished his brother with a job. Cammock began working for DuPont in 1911 in the mail room.
Part 3: low buzz sound; tape flips at 46:12