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Interview with Jane "Jenny" Toomey, 1985 February 12 [audio](part 2)
Toomey describes her house in Charles Banks, various foods she cooked and baked, relations between Italian and Irish immigrants, and daily chores. Her son, Joe Toomey (b. 1925), also describes his childhood, including mushroom picking, caddying at the DuPont Country Club, raising chickens, and his family's history and immigration from Ireland.
Box 5, Cassette 241-242
[Description and dates], 1970370_112513_toomey_part4, Box 5, Cassette 241-242, 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
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 734 MB.
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsDomestic life
Jane (Jennie) Thompson Toomey (b. 1896), daughter of John Thompson, an Irish immigrant who burned willows to make charcoal for DuPont, grew up in Charles Banks and Henry Clay villages.
2 of 2
there is a man also participating--he and interviewer are both far from the mike
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 2:08:50.
Toomey, Jane M.