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Marquis James Collection on Alfred I. DuPont

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James, Marquis, 1891-1955

Marquis James was a historian and biographer born on August 29, 1891, in Springfield, Missouri. When James was just three years old his family moved to Oklahoma, and this exposure to the Western frontier influenced the rest of his life. James served in World War I, which interrupted his developing journalism career. His 1930 book, The Raven, won a Pulitzer Prize. For the next several years, James became captivated by Andrew Jackson and published two books about him: The Border Captain (1933) and Portrait of a President (1937). James wrote several revealing books about various business companies, including his work on Alfred I. DuPont, The Family Rebel (1941) about Alfred I. DuPont, a member of the famous DuPont family of chemical manufacturing. He married Jacqueline Mary Parsons, but had no children and died on November 19, 1955.

The collection consists primarily of James' typed manuscript, with holograph corrections, of his biography of a member of America's most illustrious chemical manufacturing family, Alfred I. DuPont, The Family Rebel (1941). Also included are some notes and correspondence between James, several DuPont family members, and others regarding details of Alfred I. DuPont's life.

The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: American National Biography.

Written and assembled by Marquis James.

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This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2003. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2003.

Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Ran Tao
Finding Aid Date
2003
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for Alfred I. DuPont, The Family Rebel, chapters 1-30.

Arrangement

Arranged by chapter.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Chapter 1, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Chapter 2, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 3, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 4, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 5, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 6, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 7, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Chapter 8, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chapter 9, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 10, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 11, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 12, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 13, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 14, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 15, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 16, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 17, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 18, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 19, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 20, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 21, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 22, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 23, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 24, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 25, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 26, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chapter 27, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Chapter 28, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chapter 29, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Chapter 30, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of notes on bonus suit, explosion notes, and miscellaneous notes.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of material.

Physical Description

1 box

Notes on bonus suit, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Explosion notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous letters, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters to Mr. and Mrs. DuPont, and Marquis James.

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Letters to Mr. DuPont, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Marquis James, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Letters to Mrs. DuPont, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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