Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont acquisitions (Longwood)

About this collection

    The Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont acquisitions are part of the Longwood Manuscripts collection (Accession LMSS) of family papers assembled by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) for his Longwood Library collection. Now held at Hagley Library, the Longwood Manuscripts collection is divided into ten collection groups.
    The Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont acquisitions (Accession LMSS.VIII) collection is the eighth of those groups, and consists of manuscripts collected by P.S. du Pont. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety.
    These manuscripts in this collection are primarily concerned with Du Pont de Nemours, the Physiocrats, the French Revolution, and the antecedents of the Du Ponts and allied families in France. The collection also contains the Wilmington & Kennett Turnpike Co. records dating from 1811 to 1921 that were acquired by P.S. du Pont from 1919 to 1920 when he purchased the company's stock, widened the road, and turned over its administration to the Delaware State Highway Department.
    Image: Map, Eleutherian Mills, 1818-03-26. Click here to view in the collection.

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