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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 Les Mathewson, 1976 September 3 [audio](part 3)
Mathewson describes stone quarrying work in detail, including the process, tools, and his various job responsibilities. He also discusses his time working in the hydroelectric plant.
Mathewson, F.L. (Les)
F.L. "Les" Mathewson (b. 1895) grew up in Breck's Lane in a family of DuPont workers; his father worked in the electrical department, his grandfather was the foreman of the cooper shop, and his great-grandfather worked in the powder yards. He worked at the Hopewell plant and later became Mrs. W.K. du Pont's chauffeur.
ReminiscingQuarries and quarrying--1890-1910Hydroelectric power plants
"Stone quarrying at Hagley Yards 1915 Hagley Electric 1915" Side A is an in person interview and Side B is a phone interview
Part 3:ends abruptly Part 4: Phone interview--very low volume
TDK D90 Normal Type I (135m) 1-7/8ips
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT Part 3: 0:45:30; Part 4:0:08:06.
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 751 MB.
Part 3: 0:45:30; Part 4:0:08:06
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 203
[Description and dates], 1970370_112513_mathewson_part3, Box 5, Cassette 203, 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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