Devenney, Herbert (interviewee), Devenney, Edward (interviewee), Cammock, James (interviewee), Kindbeiter, James (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), MacKenzie, Jill (interviewer), Harris, Linda (interviewer)
Transcript of joint interview in which living and working on the Brandywine is discussed while on Hagley property. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
The brick house known as Buck or Carson's Tavern was frequented by General George Washington in 1774 and as President on trips from Mount Vernon in Virginia to New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the early seats of government. Hessian General Knyphausen, attached to British General Howe's forces, stopped there in 1777. Upon the widening of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, the house was disassembled and reconstructed on a new nearby site in 1963.
Rogerro, Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro Natalie (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Meriggi describes the differences between the Gibbons house during the interview and when she lived in it. She also describes various family possessions and how they were used or placed in the house, as well as daily chores.
The George Read House on the strand between Delaware and Harmony Streets was built by George Read, a U.S. District Attorney and son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home was built in the Georgian style between 1797 and 1801.
Sheldrick describes her childhood home in detail, chores and hobbies, and various daily activities, such as gardening, handling garbage, and obtaining groceries. She also describes her education, Sundays at Church, holidays and celebrations, explosions, and illnesses.
Jones, George Washington (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer)
In the second part of his interview, Jones discusses married life for young people, preparation for babies, how women curled their hair, explosions, various objects the family owned, and daily life in his childhood.