Smack, Taylor (interviewee), Hargreaves, Gregory (interviewer)
This interview took place on an enclosed porch adjacent to the dining balcony at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Virginia. Smack offers perspective on the complicated ways in which regulation shapes business; and how major business decisions at Blue Mountain Brewery were informed by regulation.
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 (collector)
From back: "The Fathers of Brandywine. This drawing portrays the God of Waters, Neptune, pouring the water of the Brandywine Creek into the pocket of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont. The red color on his left cheek identifies the claret mark characteristic of his face. His colorful French Costume is in direct contrast to the drab attire of the early Quaker Fathers represented. His purchase of the water-rights from one of them, Caleb Kirk, is described in his deed of November 10, 1812, which deed recites in part; ...And also all the right of water in Brandywine Creek and the privileges connected with same as purchased [sic] by Caleb Kirk of John Way and James M. Brown...as far as the lands extended down the Brandywine. In the foreground of the sketch, Caleb Kirk, who remained his neighbor after the sale, is asking for the privilege of the use of the surplus water for a Mill...Caleb Kirk's request was granted to him by E. I. du Pont on November 11, 1812. In the background, four Quakers are deploring the loss of their water-rights to a foreigner. One may be John Way, heir of Dr. Nicholas Way, the original purchaser of this tract in 1794. Another may be Rumford Dawes, who had sold his water-rights to E. I. du Pont on October 1, 1812. The third one may be Thomas Lee, who also sold his water-rights to E. I. du Pont on March 9, 1815. the fourth Quaker Father lamenting the 10,000 Doll lost is, no doubt, Joseph B. Sims who bought from Peter Bauduy on August 14, 1813, for $10,000 Brandywine property without water-rights. The period represented by the drawing is about the year 1813."