du Pont, Antoine Bidermann (1865-1919) Papers, 1900-1960

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  du Pont, Antoine Bidermann, 1865-1919 

Title:  Papers, 1900-1960 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A D938 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers contain newspaper clippings concerning du Pont’s career, arbitration negotiations, and Thomas Loftin Johnson, 1900-1960; periodicals (primarily Cleveland political and city news) and pamphlets of a business, biographical, and technical nature; photographs; blueprints regarding research and inventions du Pont worked on; patents for his inventions; legal material; business correspondence, 1907-1915; arbitration negotiation material involving Cleveland and Cleveland street railway companies; and utilities research. The collection contains abundant information on the political and transportation systems of early 20th century Cleveland. 

Biographical Note 

1837 Born in Wilmington, Delaware. 

1854 Moved to Louisville. 

1857 Became a partner in the A. V. Du Pont Company. 

1861 Married Ellen Coleman of Louisville. 

1923 Died and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Newspaper clippings about du Pont, 1900 Dec. 11-1901 Jan. 3.

2 Newspaper clippings about Thomas Loftin Johnson of Cleveland, and the Cleveland transit system, 1942-1960.

3 Pamphlets and periodicals, 1900-1919.

4 The Townsman: the Cleveland municipal weekly. 1909 Oct.-Nov.

5 Blueprints and technical pamphlets, 1900-1913.

6 Patents and legal material, 1905-1912.

7 Correspondence, 1907-1915, and n.d.

8 Arbitration materials between the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Electric Railway Co., 1907 Oct. 3.

9 Street railway fare dispute question and settlement. Referendum election literature, 1908-1910.

10 Thomas Loftin Johnson mayoral campaign material, 1909.

11 Arbitration concerning a street railway schedule between the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Railway Co., 1912 Apr. 18.

12 Arbitration related correspondence, 1913-1915.

13 “The Transportation problem of greater Cleveland.”

14 Photographs, n.d.


Box 2 

15 Scrapbook regarding contract arbitration between the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Railway Co., 1913 Apr. 29-July 10. 

16 Notebook regarding utilities, 1914-1915.