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Henry F. du Pont and Winterthur : a daughter's portrait

Author: Ruth Lord
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Henry du Pont and the museum of Americana he envisioned.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Francis Du Pont; Henry F Du Pont; Henry Francis Du Pont; Henry François Du Pont
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Lord
ISBN: 0300070748 9780300070743
OCLC Number: 39497647
Description: xvi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by R.W.B. Lewis --
Preface --
The golf cottage --
Earlier generations --
Grandparents and their contemporaries --
The colonel --
Early childhood --
Groton --
Harvard --
Finding himself --
Ruth --
Early married life --
Times of crisis --
A child's perspective --
Louise --
Parties and food --
Harry & Ruth --
Money --
A passion to collect --
The masterpiece within --
The museum opens --
Private and public --
The ninth decade --
Afterthoughts --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Ruth Lord ; foreword by R.W.B. Lewis.

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Winterthur in Delaware is renowned for its woodland gardens, 175-room house, and collection of American decorative arts. In this memoir, Ruth Lord describes the development of her father, Henry F. du  Read more...

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