From these original accessions, Winterthur propagated more until their progeny spread for acres. (Unknown). The edge of Azalea Woods dissolves into the meadow beyond it, with shrubs extending out from under trees like an irregular line of troops beginning their advance on an open field. He also brought outdoor colors inside the mansion, decorating rooms with fabrics and cut flowers to reflect what was visible through each window. This sensitive study of a private, uncommunicative man frankly confronts a sometimes awkward relationship to arrive at understanding and love. Oral history interview with Alice Winchester, 1993 Sept. 17-1995 June 29 [sound recording]. North facade, Henry F. Dupont, residence in Winterthur, Delaware. With the Arboretum dependent on donors for fundraising, Sargent was more solicitous in correspondence than his staff, replying to one of du Pont’s inquiries about the fragrant, white-blooming mock orange (Philadelphus) by writing, “If there is any particular kind you want, we shall be glad to have a plant propagated for you.” Du Pont would return to the Arboretum again and again, always with a notebook in hand, on frequent visits to see his sister who lived with her husband, Frank Crowninshield, in Boston and Marblehead. In 1916, H. F. du Pont wed the more outgoing Ruth Wales, who had grown up in New York near his former schoolmate at Groton and Harvard, Franklin D. Roosevelt. United States Winterthur Winterthur. White. E. Braim. Gottscho, S. H., photographer. After going through numberless catalogues I am absolutely stumped by the enclosed list, and I am wondering if little by little you could procure cuttings of these various shrubs, as I should so much like to have them.”. Swimming pool pavilion dogwood sharp, Mrs. Eugene I. DuPont, residence in Greenville, Delaware. Please ensure you're using that browser before attempting to purchase. Photograph. In many cases, the originals can be served in a few minutes. Yet little is known about H. F. du Pont's development as a horticulturist and garden designer, particularly during the first half of his lifetime, 1880 to 1927. He served as chair of the Fine Arts Committee for the White House, a board member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a board member of the New York Botanical Garden, among others. For more than 40 years, he was recognized as a premier breeder for his herd of Holstein Friesian cattle.. Records, 1930-1951. Curator of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum; Winterthur, Del. Its readability will insure a wide audience. Bullitt family papers - Oxmoor collection, 1683-2003. For voice and piano. Ask A Librarian service or call the reading room between 8:30 and The self-supporting community had its own railroad station, post office, a vast complex of twenty greenhouses and potting sheds, cold frames covering an acre, huge livestock barns, a sawmill, tannery, and dairy. H. F. du Pont would plow his share into developing Winterthur, collecting antiques, and creating a summer place for his wife in Southampton, New York. Gottscho, Samuel H, photographer. If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another surrogate, please fill out a call slip in Du Pont’s genius as a designer of naturalistic landscapes shows in the way he fit his mansion into the existing topography. Du Pont, H. A. Papers, 1794-1824, 1856-1936. The spot reminds a visitor of the vantage point atop the Arboretum’s Bussey Hill Overlook, where puddingstone boulders in the ground encircle the base of a large eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) and Japanese white pines (Pinus parviflora). E. Braim. Series II: Project Records. Papers, [ca. Available also through... Lewis, Samuel - Arrowsmith, Aaron - Lawson, Alexander, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information, Henry F. Du Pont, residence. Hatch, John Davis. W. B. Lewis, from the foreword, "Henry F. du Pont and Winterthur, A Daughter’s Portrait by Ruth Lord is three books in one: biography, memoir, and social document. Henry eventually became the senior partner and was considered the head of the extended du Pont family. The product of his collecting, Winterthur Museum, opened in 1951. See more about his connection to the Winterthur estate and museum. The estate dated to the eighteenth century, and some of its coniferous trees had been propagated by seed brought to England by early collectors. Mangani, D., et al. H. F. du Pont now owned his beloved Winterthur and some $50 million besides. In an affectionate yet frank book about Winterthur (pronounced “winter tour,” meaning “winter’s door”), H. F. du Pont’s daughter Ruth Lord claimed that her father found his life’s calling at the Arboretum. - Braim, Charles Edward - Chas. He attended Groton and Harvard University. T. Edwards ; words by Chas. Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company. As he grew older, du Pont became more impish in the garden. Delaware, prepared especially for the Mercantile Guide and Bureau Co. Publishers of Railway, express and postal ... Delaware; county subdivisions, census county divisions and places. As a student in his junior year at Harvard, in 1901, du Pont applied for admission into classes at Harvard’s Bussey Institution, one of the first formal university programs to teach horticulture in America. LC copy mounted on cloth and laminated. Du Pont, Evelina, 1840-1938. London: Timber Press.). 1:510,000. No known restrictions on publication. Papers 1926-1958. Price lists, contact information, and order forms are available on the . Before the Great War, du Pont and his father visited a conifer forest that was cultivated at the Dropmore estate, in Buckinghamshire, England. Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998). From the colonel he inherited something else of great value— his freedom. Few landscapes in the new world are the work of generations of a single family, let alone one man’s lifetime of eighty-nine years.