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Interview with William Ball "Billy" Montgomery, 1988 April 29 [audio]
Montgomery discusses informal musical groups, summer pastimes along the Brandywine, typical smoking habits, and various possessions the family owned. He also describes what courtships were like, funerals and wakes, and relationships with his family.
Box 5, Cassette 211
[Description and dates], 1970370_112613_montgomery_part2, Box 5, Cassette 211, 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)
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Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.49 GB.
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsDomestic life
William Ball Montgomery (b. 1912) was born in Wilmington to a family of Irish immigrants, but his father moved the family to live with his parents in Squirrel Run after William's mother died. His grandfather worked as a "diamond cutter," or stone mason, in the powder mills.
tape flips at 45:55; ends abruptly
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:31:56.
Montgomery, William Ball