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   Belmont Family Papers 1799-1930.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Belmont Family Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079136 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Belmont family.
Title:Belmont Family Papers 1799-1930.
Physical description:27 linear ft (ca. 13,000 items in 64 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located on-site: C1-C13. The following boxes are located off-site: 1-51. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is arranged into three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, copies of letters, documents, manuscripts, invitations, menus, clippings, school papers, leases, agreements, deeds, financial accounts, photographs, and printed miscellany. The papers deal with many aspects of the Belmont family interests from 1799 until 1930, including: finance, banking and the Rothschilds; the United States Navy, Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794-1858) and the Perry expeditions to Mexico and Japan; Belmont's embassy to The Netherlands from 1853 to 1857; the Democratic Party, New York City politics, presidential and Civil War politics; social life in New York and Newport and European travel; horses, horse breeding, The Jockey Club, polo, the Remount Association (for cavalry horses in World War I), fox hunting, dog breeding, and yachting; New York subway construction, railroads, the Cape Cod Canal and aviation; the Democratic Convention of 1912; and genealogical notes on the Belmont, Perry, and other families. In addition to the correspondence, there are 117 letter books, tissue-paper copies of outgoing letters.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located on-site: C1-C13.

  The following boxes are located off-site: 1-51. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Belmont Family Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Contents list, 11p.

Finding aid in repository and online.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Eleanor Robson Belmont Papers, Barnard College Archives.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 04/04/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-09-11 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Deeds.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Genealogies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letterpress copybooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Menus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Aeronautics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bank presidents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Banks and banking--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Belmont, August, 1813-1890.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Belmont, August, 1853-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Canals--Massachusetts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cape Cod Canal (Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cavalry--United States--Remounts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Democratic Party (U.S.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dogs--Breeding--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Finance--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fox hunting--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Horse racing--United States--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Horses--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newport (R.I.)--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political conventions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Presidents--United States--Election.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Railroads--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Remount Association.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Remount service.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rhode Island--Genealogy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Subways--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Underground construction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States Naval Expedition to Japan (1852-1854)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918--Horses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Yachts--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

August Belmont (1813-1890) was a banker, politician, and American agent of the Rothschilds; his son August Belmont (1853-1924) was a financier and sportsman.

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