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Belmont family papers, 1799-1930

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1412
Bib ID 4079136 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Belmont Family
Title Belmont family papers, 1799-1930
Physical Description 27 linear feet (27 linear feet 64 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Cataloged correspondece (13 Boxes, numbered C1-C13) is located on-site; the rest of the collection (Boxes 1-51) is off-site. You will need to request the offsite material at least three business days in advance to use the material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Reading Room. Please consult the Rare Book and Manuscript Library for further information.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Uncataloged Papers; Series III: Letterbooks

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Cataloged correspondece (13 Boxes, numbered C1-C13) is located on-site; the rest of the collection (Boxes 1-51) is off-site. You will need to request the offsite material at least three business days in advance to use the material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Reading Room. Please consult the Rare Book and Manuscript Library for further information.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Eleanor Robson Belmont Papers, Barnard College Archives.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/04/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-09-11 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letterpress copybooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Menus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Aeronautics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bank presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belmont, August, 1813-1890 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belmont, August, 1853-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canals -- Massachusetts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cavalry -- United States -- Remounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democratic Party (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dogs -- Breeding -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finance -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fox hunting -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horse racing -- United States -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horses -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perry family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political conventions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States -- Election Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remount Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remount service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rothschild family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Subways -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Underground construction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States Naval Expedition to Japan (Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1852-1854).) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Horses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yachts -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.