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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 William Ball "Billy" Montgomery, 1988 June 13 [audio]
Montgomery describes the house on Breck's Lane in detail, cooking and chores, sports and pastimes, toys and games, gardening, and other aspects of his childhood along the Brandywine. He also describes birthdays, wakes and funerals, and weddings.
Montgomery, William Ball
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.
ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsHousesDwellingsDomestic life
ends abruptly; tape flips at 46:07
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:32:13.
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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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 212
[Description and dates], 1970370_112613_montgomery_part3, Box 5, Cassette 212, 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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