Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Rare documentation of wooden 2-story house in Greenville, Delaware (New Castle County).
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. While cellophane was invented in Switzerland, it was not until DuPont acquired the patent in 1923 that allowed DuPont scientist William Hale Charch to improve it so that it was impervious to water vapor. DuPont produced cellophane until 1986. This collection consists of undated photographs, one saleman's album, and one poster that all relate to cellophane packaging.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Horatio Allen (1802-1889) was a noted civil engineer and inventor, who worked with the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, the Croton Aqueduct, and the New York & Erie Railroad. The bulk of his the papers is personal correspondence (1818-1864), and biographical materials collected by his family. Also included is a small collection of Allen's business papers, particularly concerning his work on the New York & Erie Railroad.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Charles Copeland (1867-1944) was Secretary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1921 to 1935. The portrait shows Charles Copeland seated and in 3/4 profile etched by the artist, James McBey.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Hahn Motor Truck Company was a manufacturer of fire trucks and buses. The company built its own chassis and commercial trucks such as delivery vehicles and construction vehicles. This small collection consists of three views of an unoccupied Hahn Motor Truck Company deluxe bus: two exteriors and one interior.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Documents related to the Delaware State Trapshooting Championship, held at various locations throughout state, mainly Wilmington Trapshooting Association in Newark, Delaware and Silver Lake Sportsman's Association in Magnolia, Delaware. Also included are programs from the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Charles Mattathias Jacobs (1850-1919) was a British tunneling engineer. This is a digital copy of a painting of Jacobs at approximately sixty years of age, in court dress.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
This collection of John William Macklem contains 15 photographs of structures in the Hagley Yards after they closed in 1921, DuPont Company office staff in Equitable Building, Wilmington, Delaware, and 16 gunpowder labels for A.F. & Co. FF gunpowder and DuPont superfine HFg gun powder.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The collection is composed primarily of minute books and financial records of some sixty-five local transit companies, documenting the process of franchise acquisition and system building through merger.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufacturer in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains nineteen photographs of DuPont Company explosives plants, including Hagley Yard, Eleutherian Mills yard, possibly Wapwallopen, and the Pennsylvania plant.