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Interview with Grace Toy Ferguson, 1984 April 19 [audio](part 1)
Ferguson describes her uncle Tom Toy's Tavern, her childhood growing up along the Brandywine, including activities and amusements in which the children engaged, relationships between various communities along the Brandywine, and a typical daily schedule. She also describes gardening and chores, Halloween traditions, medical care, typical dress, and various possessions in the house.
Ferguson, Grace Toy
Grace Toy Ferguson (b. 1895) grew up in Long Row. Her father worked as a millwright and a cabinetmaker for DuPont, and her mother grew up in Chicken Alley. She graduated from Beacom's Business School and worked for Hercules before her marriage.
1 of 2
Part 1: ends abruptly but picks up latet in the conversation on part 2; tape flips at 44:54
ReminiscingDwellingsHousesChildhood and youth of a person
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:35:34.
A and B
Part 1: 1:29:47
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 138-139
[Description and dates], 1970370_10713_ferguson_part1, Box 4, Casette 138-139, 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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