White. Du Pont, Louisa Gerhard, 1816-1900. “For me, color is the thing that really counts more than any other,” he told an interviewer at age eighty-two. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, Bibliographic and Digital Archival Resources. His will stipulated that his livestock operations be liquidated upon his death, to focus resources on the museum. Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, 1869-1950. - Braim, Charles Edward - Chas. North facade. Relief shown by hachures. From the description of Antique Dealers papers 1911-1957. Middle Atlantic Chapter. Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. In 1914, he assumed management of the Winterthur Farms and started an active breeding program which resulted in a world renown Holstein herd. Outline map showing major drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with names. 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. Other materials require appointments for later the same day or in the future. Pauline was the daughter of a gentleman farmer in New York, and she impressed upon her son that Winterthur was not a showplace but a country place, a retreat for repose. Of the estates that earned northern Delaware the sobriquet “chateau country,” Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum and Gardens is the most naturalistic. Photograph. Later, he added a dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) from the Arboretum. Music by Chas. The gardens Coffin designed were the most formal at Winterthur, arranged on straight axes punctuated at the ends by semicircles. In many cases, the originals can be served in a few minutes. From the description of The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Sargent, sensing an opportunity to cultivate new patrons to sustain the institution, pursued a personal relationship. As collaborators, Coffin and du Pont would bounce ideas off one another throughout their lives. (A thumbnail (small) image will be visible on the left.). Stifled for so long, Henry Francis du Pont sprang into action almost as soon as the colonel was buried. Papers, 1938-1973. Volume 77, Issue 4. [words] by Chas. (Some images display only as thumbnails outside the Library of Congress because of rights considerations, but you have access to larger size images on He was a director of E.I. There were lavenders and mauves and reds. Papers, 1934-1938. (Harvard did not admit women at the time.) Its readability will insure a wide audience. Papers, 1880-1987. According to his daughter, du Pont’s interest in early Americana was sparked by a visit to the Webb estate, in Shelburne, Vermont, in 1923, when he spotted pink Staffordshire china arrayed on a brown pine dresser. From the description of Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. . Gottscho, Samuel H, photographer. He had the road sunken below sightlines so as not to mar the views. 22. Harrison, Alfred Craven, 1910-1973. – Henry eventually became the senior partner and was considered the head of the extended du Pont family. . She provides a detailed and exciting account of what it was like to live the opulent lifestyle of a du Pont. Du Pont began collecting antiques around 1923 after a visit to the Webb estate in Shelburne, Vt. . He was late and had an unimpressive academic transcript. such as microfilm or copy prints? Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998). 1814. 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. We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. Although du Pont loosened Jekyll’s tether on color, the aging gardener remained devoted to William Robinson’s naturalistic aesthetic into the ninth and final decade of his life. View of west and north facades from hill Contributor Names Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971, photographer Created / … Ultimately, it is the researcher's obligation to assess copyright or other use restrictions and obtain permission from third parties when necessary before publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections. Above all, he strove to achieve the appearance of nature working effortlessly, with the garden fitting into the landscape “as if it has always been there,” he would say. The collection reaches peak bloom in Wilmington around the same time as Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum (Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May). Du Pont was born at Eleutherian Mills, Wilmington, Delaware, the second son of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife, Sophie Madeleine Dalmas. He also served as an important benefactor of the Arboretum and would consult with its staff over the next seven decades. Please use the following steps to determine whether you need to fill out a call slip in the Prints This sensitive study of a private, uncommunicative man frankly confronts a sometimes awkward relationship to arrive at understanding and love. For decades, he kept meticulous notes on every table setting so that returning guests could be served on china they had not seen on previous visits. Like Olmsted’s design of the Arboretum, there are no obvious seams between garden areas at Winterthur, only gentle transitions. The Wild Garden: Or, Our Groves and Shrubberies Made Beautiful By The Naturalization Of Hardy Exotic Plants. View of west and north facades from hill. Homeschooled before college, Coffin found the heavy math requirement daunting. Robinson, W. 1870. Without Trinity Church beside it, the modern glass tower could be an unmemorable building in almost any suburban office park. Henry Francis du Pont, son of Col. Henry Algernon and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont, was born on May 27, 1880 at Winterthur, De. The approach road to the visitor center follows swales around hills, through open meadows. Photograph. . Stamped on in lower left margin: 222A. National Archives and Records Administration, Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries, Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Silver mines and mining--Colorado--19th century. Having full control to shape Winterthur to his liking, one of the first things du Pont altered was his father’s Pinetum.