DuPont family papers
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DuPont family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: DuPont family.
Title: DuPont family papers
Dates: 1890-1973
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet (2 boxes, 6 loose items)
Identification: MS 1884

Biographical/Historical Note

The DuPont family resided in Savannah, Georgia with relatives in both South Carolina and Florida.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the DuPont family of Savannah, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida and their related families, the Wirts and Girardeaus from 1890 to 1973. Included within this collection are photographs, bible records, correspondence, family genealogies, estate information, legal documents, certificates, diplomas, and other miscellaneous materials regarding the DuPonts. Majority of these papers relate to Letitia Breckenridge Wirt DuPont (d. 1912) and her daughter, Rebecka Black Dupont (d. 1942).


This collection is arranged into 2 boxes, 6 loose items boxes:

Box 1: Photographs, Rebecka Black DuPont's Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy information, correspondence, Dr. Henry G. Writ's wallet, DuPont and Wirt family bible records, history and genealogy of the DuPont family in South Carolina, papers related to the Wirt and Girardeau families, 1899-1920

Box 2: Family histories of DuPont families in South Carolina and Florida, estate of Letitia Breckenridge Wirt DuPont and obituaries, deeds, last will and testament of Rebecka Black DuPont, pamphlets, correspondence regarding Wirt and Girardeau families, 1906-1973

Loose items: Certificates and diplomas from various members of the DuPont family, 1890-1910

Index Terms

Artifacts (object genre)
Bible records.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Du Pont family.
DuPont, Letitia Breckenridge Writ, d. 1912.
DuPont, Rebecka Black, 1869-1945.
Genealogies (histories)
Girardeau family.
Legal documents.
Letters (correspondence)
Wirt family.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.