E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records

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This digital collection includes more than 3300 items from the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records collection. The items digitized to date primarily consist of correspondence received by the company between 1802 and 1886 from customers, sales agents, and other business associates. Correspondence with sales agents describe the marketing of black powder to the Army, Navy, coal mine operators, and railroad entrepreneurs. Also included in the digital collection are ledgers which document wages of individual workers and describe living standards. Click here for a detailed description of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records collection. Image: Receipt for the purchase of two passages from Liverpool to Philadelphia, 1852. Click to view.

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Correspondence, Daniel Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours, 1819-05-24
Lammot investigates Baltimore commerce and gunpowder agents for DuPont. Lammot writes of economic distress. Mentions include: Samuel Taylor, Thomas Shepperd, Finley & Van Lear, Stansbury, S. Smith & Buchanan, Hollins & McBlair, George Williams, Amos A. Williams, Darcy & Didier, C. Deshon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Daniel Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours, 1819-06-08
Lammot report on his search for a Baltimore agent for DuPont. Mentions include: Robert A. Taylor & Company, William Taylor, MacDonald & Ridgely, Talbot Jones, Bradford & Cooch., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Daniel Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours, 1818-09-11
Lammot offers brimstone for sale., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, William Riddall to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1826-12-09
William Riddall requests a powder shipment on behalf of the U.S. Ordnance Office., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, William Riddall to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1828-10-09
William Riddall requests that rifle powder be sent to the Harpers Ferry Armory via Baltimore., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, W. F. McLean to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-09-16
McLean submits a powder order and offers to pay through DuPont San Francisco agent, Winston & Simmons. Letter is attached to San Francisco powder ordinance., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Robert Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1851-07-21
Lammot reports on W.F. McLean and his search for a location for a powder magazine. He believes that mining operations will sustain demand for DuPont blasting powder., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Robert Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1852-02-27
Lammot discusses the politics of obtaining a permit for a magazine and reports on the Hazard Powder Company's success with this process. He has recently formed a partnership of Rodmond & Gibbons and reports on the powder market., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Robert Lammot to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1852-05-01
Lammot reports on the powder market in San Francisco, particularly the actions of the agent for Hazard Powder Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-01-22
Letter of introduction of Elias Wade, Jr., a partner in Grinnell, Minturn & Co., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-02-08
Asks DuPont if there is a possibility of increasing the amount of powder for an order., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-02-17
Discusses an additional shipment of powder from DuPont above the amount specified in their contract., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-02-21
Discusses specifications for gunpowder made under DuPont's contract with Grinnell, Minturn & Co., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-03-03
Discusses the possibility of getting gunpowder above the amount contracted for with DuPont., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-04-02
Discusses the current contract with DuPont, the possibility of obtaining additional powder, and of an agent of Grinnell, Minturn & Co. visiting Wilmington, DE, and the DuPont powder yards., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-04-16
Discusses terms for a gunpowder order. Also refers to a letter from DuPont that mentions keeping supplies of gunpowder on hand for the United States in the event they become participants in the Crimean War., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-04-21
Discusses the terms of a contract for gunpowder with DuPont, particularly the method of shipment from Wilmington, Delaware to New York., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-04-25
Informs DuPont of arrangements made for shipping and of a trip to the DuPont powder works to inspect gunpowder produced for their contract., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-04-27
Discusses the shipping arrangements for gunpowder from Wilmington, Delaware to New York., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-02
Confirms shipping arrangements and insurance for a shipment of gunpowder. Also asks DuPont to test some of the powder they are producing under their contract., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-03
Discusses purchasing insurance on an upcoming shipment of gunpowder., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-07
Reply to a letter from DuPont mentioning an error in the bill of lading for a recent gunpowder shipment., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-11
Confirms the arrival of a gunpowder shipment and requests an invoice for the powder., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-12
Mentions placing a person on the vessel that transported the recent gunpowder shipment in order to get an accurate count of the cargo., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Correspondence, Grinnell, Minturn & Co. to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1855-05-16
Confirms the quantity of gunpowder sent in a recent shipment as well as the amount Grinnell, Minturn & Co. owe DuPont. They also mention an explosion at the factory of one of DuPont's competitors., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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