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|Named Person:||Victorine du Pont Bauduy; Henry De Forest; Lockwood De Forest; Meta Kemble De Forest; De Forest family.; Henry Du Pont; Du Pont family.; Peter Kemble; Victorine du Pont Kemble; William Kemble; Kemble family.; John Lockwood Kipling; Charles Picot; Elliott Roosevelt; John A Weeks|
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Du Pont-Kemble-De Forest families.
There are ten letters written while at boarding school, of which nine are addressed to her aunt, namesake and teacher, Victorine du Pont Bauduy. The letters refer to her previous studies with her aunt and describe daily life at the school, including classes in drawing and the piano and information about other students and boarders. There are two letters written to her mother, one while at school and the other in 1853. The latter describes the Kemble's Christmas celebration and includes details about the dinner and gifts, as well as health concerns. Kemble received two letters from a former servant, "Little Ellen," who had left her employ to live with a family in Australia. The letters, which depict her life in Australia and reminiscences of the Kemble household in New York, reflect an amicable relationship between the two women.
The collection also contains one letter from William Kemble to Henry du Pont (1850) regarding the purchase of a farm in Delaware or Maryland for Peter and Victorine Kemble.
De Forest family correspondence consists of three groups of letters. One written to Lockwood de Forest by his uncle John A. Weeks from Rome (1878) describes his hotel and leisurely style of sightseeing. Ten letters written by Lockwood and Meta de Forest to his parents while in India (1881) describe sightseeing, expenses, social customs and attendance at social events with Mr. and Mrs. John Lockwood Kipling (parents of Rudyard Kipling) and Elliott Roosevelt. The letters also contain information about local artwork, cut brass, and jewelry which de Forest exported to the United States. The collection also contains one letter to Meta de Forest from Amy Bradford pertaining to receipes and containing a recipe for mango chuntey (1882).
- Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, -- 1792-1861.
- De Forest, Henry, -- 1820-1889.
- De Forest, Lockwood, -- 1850-1932.
- De Forest, Meta Kemble, -- 1852-1933.
- De Forest family.
- Du Pont, Henry, -- 1812-1889.
- Du Pont family.
- Kemble, Peter, -- 1825-1887.
- Kemble, Victorine du Pont, -- 1825-1887.
- Kemble, William, -- 1795?-1881.
- Kemble family.
- Kipling, John Lockwood, -- 1837-1911.
- Picot, Charles.
- Roosevelt, Elliott, -- 1860-1893.
- Weeks, John A.
- Boarding schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
- Christmas -- New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century.
- Decorative arts -- India.
- Household employees.
- Domestic relations -- Delaware -- 19th century.
- Domestic relations -- New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century.
- Middle class women.
- Women household employees.
- Australia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Delaware -- Domestic relations -- 19th century.
- Delaware -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- India -- Description and travel.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Domestic relations -- 19th century.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel.