Henry A. du Pont and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont papers (Winterthur)

About this collection

    The papers of Henry Algernon du Pont (1843-1926) and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont (1849-1902) are part of the Winterthur Manuscripts collection of family papers assembled by Colonel Henry Algernon du Pont and his son, Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) of Winterthur. Now held at Hagley Library, the Winterthur Manuscripts collection is divided into ten sub-collections. The Henry A. du Pont and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont papers (Accession WMSS.VII) collection is the eighth sub-collection.
    Henry A. du Pont was the grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. His papers contain information relative to the workings of the family firm, but primarily address his career as a soldier, scholar, businessman and politician. Henry married Mary Pauline Foster in 1874. Her papers in this collection are personal in nature, and largely consist of correspondence regarding travel, social activities, family life, and daily life at Winterthur, the family estate in Greenville, Delaware. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety.
    Image: Winterthur, home of Col. Henry A. du Pont and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont, undated. Click here to view.

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