The Winterthur Archives

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator:          Louise du Pont Crowninshield                                                  

Title:               Papers

Dates:             1926-1958

Call No.:         Arc. 21

Quantity:        8 boxes

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) was the daughter of Col. Henry Algernon du Pont and Mary Pauline Foster and sister to Henry Francis du Pont.  On June 28, 1900, she married Francis Boardman Crowninshield.  They lived in Boston and at Eleutherian Mills near Wilmington, Del.  Louise was active on church and charitable committees, and as an ardent gardener, she was a member of many horticultural organizations.  Interested in historic preservation, she restored the du Pont family house at Eleutherian Mills, collected antiques, and belonged to many historical societies.  During the Truman administration, she was on the committee to redecorate the White House.  Louise was a founding trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1949 and was vice-chairman of the board in 1953.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

Collection contains correspondence with friends and relatives, banking records, a will, advertisements, agreements, speeches, genealogical notes, diaries, photographs, publications, addresses, invitations, a baptism certificate, and telegrams.

 

 

ORGANIZATION

 

Collection is arranged in ten series and within each box, folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.  Series 2 contains corporate records such as bills and banking records; series 3 holds correspondence; series 4 is governmental in that it contains customs documents; series 5 has original manuscripts; series 6 holds objects; series 7 has photographic items; series 8 holds publications, such as books; series 9 holds the social items; series 10 telegrams; and series 11 holds miscellaneous items.  Series 1 is not represented.  The original finding aid to the collection, done in MSAccess, appears at the end of this finding aid.

 

 

PROVENANCE

 

Collection is owned by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.  It was assembled from 1969-1979 by transfers and gifts from various sources: in 1969, from the clerical division of the Wilmington, Del. office of Henry Francis du Pont and the H.F. du Pont House; in 1971, from the main museum building; in 1972, from the office of the properties and gardens divisions at Winterthur; in 1973, from the H.F. du Pont House and the main museum building; in 1974, from the Coach House, the Gray Building, the H.F. du Pont House, and the office of the properties and gardens divisions; and in 1979,  from the office of the properties and gardens division.

 

 

RELATED MATERIALS

 

Papers of Col. Henry A. du Pont and Francis B. Crowninshield, also owned by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, are also housed at the Hagley Museum and Library.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

Du Pont, Col. Henry Algernon, 1846-1926

Foster, Mary Pauline, 1849-1902

Du Pont, Henry F., 1880-1969

Francis B. Crowninshield, 1869-1950

Correspondence

Books

Manuscripts

Advertisements

Photoprints

Invitations

Speeches

Baptismal certificates

Telegrams

Diaries

Invoices

Genealogy

 

 

 

 

Louise du Pont Crowninshield

Folder title

Information and dates

Series

Box

Addresses

n.d.

9

B16

Alfonso (Don)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Aileman, Everett (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Allerton, Robert

social, 1950

3

B14

American Craftsmen's Educational Council

social, 1949

3

B14

American Films Foundation

social, 1939

3

B14

American Scenic & Historic Preservation Society

award, 1947

5

B15

Andrews, G. Murray (Mrs.)

social, 1944

3

B14

Attwill, J. Sanger

social, 1947

3

B14

Barnes, John W.

bill, 1924; business, 1923-1924

2; 3

B14

Barteele, Amy W.

social, n.d.

3

B15

Beacom, Bess

social, 1940-1941

3

B14

Beer, G.

bill, 1912

2

B14

Belknap, Waldron P. (Mrs.)

social, 1956

3

B14

Benkard Memorial Fund

social, 1945

3

B14

Benkard, H.H. (Mrs.)

social, 1931

3

B14

Black Family

business, social, 1928

3

B14

Black, Donald F.

social, 1953

3

B14

Boca Grande

social, business, 1926-1958

3

B14

Boca Grande

business, 1936, 1950

10

B16

Bodine, Helen

social, 1958

3

B14

Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co.

checkbooks, 1926-1938

2

B13

Bradlee, F.J.

social, 1946

3

B14

Brewster, George W. W.

social, 1957

3

B14

Bullitt, Priscilla

social, 1958?

3

B14

Bullitt, William M. (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Buzzini, Walter J.

business, 1924

3

B12

Cadolle

bill, 1954

2

B14

Camilli, Mr.

business, 1955

3

B14

'Campaign of 1864'

social, 1925

3

B14

Carolina, Alma

social, 1943

3

B14

Catheart, J. R.

social, 1904

3

B15

Christ Church

baptism copy, 1878

11

B16

Cleopatra's Barge

photo

7

BP6

Coffin, Marian C.

notes, social, n.d.

3

B14

Compagnie de Navigation Cyprien Fabre

packing slip, 1952

2

B11

Creighton, Dave

social, 1955; photo

3; 7

B14; BP6

Crowninshield, Benjamin

social, 1951

3

B14

Crowninshield, Louise

memoir, 1958

5

B15

Crowninshield, Louise

social, 1937-1938, 1953-1955

3

B14

Crowninshield, Louise

photo

7

BP6, BP7

Customs, Bureau of

business, 1952

4

B15

Dauphin, M. M. (Mrs.)

in French, n.d.

3

B14

Dauphin, Marguerite

social, 1953

3

B14

De Beust, L. M.

social, n.d.

3

B15

De Jessey Family

social, 1936, 1948-1952

3

B14

De la Motte Rouge, Jr.

in French, 1952-1953

3

B14

De la Motte Rouge

photo

7

BP6

De Logeres

social, 1952

3

B14

De Pelleport Family

social, 1951

3

B14

De Stael von Holstein, Rene (Baron)

social, 1947

3

B14

De Terreros

social, 1954

3

B14

De Verdiere

in French, 1952

3

B14

Delaware Society for the Preservation Antiquities

social, business, n.d., 1938-1941

3

B14

Delaware, State of, Board of Health

business, 1950

3

B14

Dickson, William C.

lease, 1924

2

B12

Donaldson, John (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Donations

1933

3

B14

Du Pont Family data

genealogy, n.d.

5

B15

Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery Co.

business, 1926

2

B14

Du Pont de Nemours & Co., E. I.

business, 1948

3

B14

Du Pont, B. G. (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Du Pont, Col. H. A.

social, 1902

3; 6

B15; BO11

Du Pont, E. Paul

social, 1957

3

B14

Du Pont, Eleuthere I.

social, n.d.

3

B14

Du Pont, H. F.

social, 1893-1897, 1936 (3 folders)

3

B14, B15

Du Pont, Henry B.

social, 1949, 1954

3

B14

Du Pont, Mrs. H. A.

social, 1895, 1897

3

B15

Du Pont, P. S.

social, 1950

3

B14

Eleutherian Mills

business, social, 1924, 1958

3

B14

Ellis, R. W.

business, 1928

3

B14

Employment agencies

business, 1954

3

B14

Employment applications for men

social, 1948

3

B14

Essex Institute

social, 1954

3

B14

Evans, Lena

social, n.d.

3

B14

'Famous Impostors'

publication, 1910

8

B15

First National Bank of Tampa

business, 1950

3

B14

Foreign receipts

1952

2

B14

Foster, A. L. (Mrs.), estate

business, 1935

3

B14

Garden Club of America

reports, n.d.; business, n.d.

2; 3

B14

Garrett, Lottie

social, 1927

3

B14

Gavin, Michael

social, 1958

3

B14

Gilbert Co., John, Jr.

business, 1913

3

B15

Gorman-Anderson Corp.

business, 1952

3

B14

Greener, George

social, 1942

3

B14

Gregomam, Mmde.

in French, 1914

3

B15

Hammacher Schlemmer

social, 1954

3

B14

Hammond, Grace

social, n.d.

3

B14

Harvard

social, 1954-1957

3

B14

Haskins, George (Mrs.)

social, 1947

3

B14

Heacock, Walter

social, 1956

3

B14

Higgins, Clara

social, 1947

10

B16

Hipkiss, Edwin J.

social, 1953

3

B14

Historic Annapolis

social, 1954

3

B14

Horticultural Society of New York

social, 1958

3

B14

'Horticulture'

social, 1944

3

B14

Houghton, Arthur, Jr.

social, 1953

2

B14

'Imitation of Christ'

publication, 1890

8

B15

'In Unknown Tuscany'

publication, 1909

8

B15

Irving, A. Duer

social, 1941

10

B16

Irving, A. Duer (Mrs.)

social, 1945

3

B14

Irving, Louis du Pont

social, 1939

3

B14

Jamison, Marian?

social, n.d.

3

B14

Jennings, Alvin R.

social, 1958

3

B14

Keith, Elmer

social, 1949

3

B14

Kemble, John H.

social, 1953

3

B14

Kendall, Evelyn W.

social, 1953

3

B14

Kenmore Assn.

speech, n.d.

5

B15

Laird, W. J.

social, n.d.

3

B14

Lee, Sadie

social, 1942

3

B14

Lord

social, 1954

3

B14

Lyalls, Gladys

social, n.d.

3

B14

Madame Jane

bills, 1913, 1921

2

B14

Marblehead

publication, n.d.

8

B16

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

social, award, 1937

3

B14

Mathews, Tonlis

social, n.d.

3

B14

McGordy, Mary Ann

social, n.d.

3

B15

Merriam, Teresa

antiques, n.d.

3

B14

Merrill, James M.

social, 1952

3

B14

Milbrath, L. O.

deed, 1930

2

B12

Miller, Sydney R. (Dr.)

business, 1925

3

B14

Milliken, Henry

social, 1931

3

B14

Milliken, William

social, 1952

3

B14

Monahan

business, 1931

3

B14

Montgomery, Charles

social, 1949

3

B15

'Mother Goose'

publication, 1882

8

B16

Mount Vernon

business, 1947

3

B14

Munson-Whitaker, W.

social, 1909

3

B15

Murphy, Douglas, M.D.

medical, n.d.

3

B14

National Trust

social, business, 1948-1957

3

B14

National Trust

business, 1950

10

B16

National Trust

photo

7

BP6

Naval Historical Foundation

social, 1957

3

B14

Nicholson, G. J. Guthrie (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Nye, Alice

social, n.d., 1958

3

B14

Pagan, Jack (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B14

Parker, Helen

social, n.d.

3

B14

Paul, J. G. D'Arcy

social, 1949

3

B14

Peabody Museum

social, 1953

3

B14

Peto, Frances

social, 1954

3

B14

Pine Cupboard Antique Shop

antiques, 1940

3

B14

Playhouse

business, 1944

3

B14

Polak, M.

bill, 1912

2

B14

Pringle, McCall

social, 1954

3

B14

Randolph, L.

social, n.d.

3

B15

Rear Admiral S. F. du Pont, U.S.N.

notes, 1926

11

B16

Reed Family

social, 1933-1948

3

B14

Reed, Louis E.

social, business, n.d., 1927, 1931

3

B14

Reupke, William

social, 1922

3

B14

Robinson, Beverley

social, 1903

3

B15

Robinson, Beverley R.

social, 1934

3

B14

Robinson, Herman

social, 1901

3

B15

Robinson, Pauline

social, n.d., 1894, 1915 (2 folders)

3

B15

Scalamandie, Franco

social, 1948

3

B14

Scarlett, Kathleen

social, n.d.

3

B14

Shapiro & Co., Samuel

business, 1952

3

B14

Silver list

n.d.

11

B16

Smith, Mary

social, 1939

3

B14

Social data

correspondence, notes, 1940

9

B16

Spaulding, William (Mrs.)

social, n.d.

3

B15

Spengler, Charles

social, 1936

3

B15

Spotswood

social, n.d.

3

B15

Stupell, Carole, Ltd.

business, 1944

3

B15

Stationery

sample

3

B15

Steer Co., John

notes, n.d.

3

B15

Swan, Joseph R.

social, n.d.

3

B15

Taft, Robert

social, 1950

3

B15

'Tancopanican Chronicle'

publication, 1949

8

B16

Tegop, Melton

lease, 1927

2

B14

Thayer, Ruth

horticulture, n.d.

3

B15

Thuron, Ben

social, n.d.

3

B15

Travel - International

notes, correspondence, 1951, 1954

3

B15

Travel - International

publication, 1951

2

B12

Travel - International

diary excerpts, 1952

5

B15

Tryon Palace Restoration

social, 1957

3

B15

U. S. Dept. of the Interior

social, 1954

3

B15

U. S. Express Co.

bills, 1909-1911

2

B14

U. S. Post Office

business, 1958

3

B15

Unknown

social, n.d., 1902, 1954 [2]

3

B15

Vietor, Alexander

social, 1948

3

B15

Von Preuschen

social, n.d., 1952; photo

3; 7

B15, BP6

Wadsworth, Clarence

social, n.d.

3

B15

Walpole Society

social, 1948

3

B15

Ward, David

social, 1942

3

B15

Wardenburg, F. A. C.

social, 1954

3

B15

Washington, D. C.

property, 1927

2

B11

Washington, D. C.

business, 1927

3

B15

Webster, Lina

business, 1932

3

B15

Wedding present book

1900

5

B15

White, Miles (Mrs.)

antiques, n.d.

3

B15

Whitehill, Walter

social, 1954

3

B15

Will

1958

2

B12

Wilmington Trust Co.

business, 1932, 1955 (2 folders)

2; 3

B14; B15

Wingate, Maggie

social, 1903

3

B15

Winterthur

social, 1940

3

B15

Winterthur Museum

social, n.d., 1949-1951

3; 9

B15; B16

Wohlfahrt, Robert

music, 1880s

8

B11

Woodriff, John I.

social, n.d.

3

B15