Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection

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This digital collection is a small selection of items from the Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection, which dates from the lifetime of E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) and documents important aspects of the early history of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The materials digitized to date include three company account books dating from 1802 to 1809 as well as corporate correspondence with a Philadelphia businessman, dating to 1805, and with an agent in Cuba, dating from 1821 to 1825. There is also an 1806 letter of introduction for the company written by Aaron Burr. Click here to view the finding aid for the Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection.

    Image: Page from E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company account ledger, 1802-1809, detail. Click to view.

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Account, Francis Breuil with the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1805-08-13
Account of Breuil with the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for $13,600. See contract dated 24 June 1805.
Correspondence, Thomas Davy to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1821-09-19
Correspondence regarding the powder market, and request for a shipment.
Correspondence, Thomas Davy to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1822-04-05
Correspondence regarding powder shipment and how E. I. du Pont helped his wife and daughter.
Correspondence, Thomas Davy to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1825-03-01
Correspondence regarding shipment of powder and request for more, and situation in the Colony.
Correspondence, Aaron Burr to Dr. Samuel Brown, 1806-01-19
Burr sends a letter of introduction recommending E. I. du Pont de Nemours to Dr. Samuel Brown of Lexington, KY. E. I. du Pont de Nemours is in search of saltpeter sources in Kentucky.
Petit Ledger, 1802-1809, Couptes avec les ouvriers [Pertaining to the workers]
Record of accounts between E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and its employees, pensioners, and other individuals. Includes itemized accounts of pay and other expenses of DuPont employees from August 21, 1802 to December 30, 1809.
Petit Ledger, 1802-1809, Couptes avec les ouvriers [Pertaining to the workers]
Record of accounts between E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and its employees, pensioners, and other individuals. Includes itemized accounts of pay and other expenses of DuPont employees from October 24, 1802 to July 1, 1809.
Petit Ledger, 1804-1806
Record of accounts between E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and its employees, pensioners, and other individuals. Includes itemized accounts of pay and other expenses of DuPont employees from May 1, 1802 to September 26, 1806.