Source

Belmont family papers

Title
Belmont family papers, 1799-1930.
Description
27 linear ft. ( 64 boxes)
Abstract
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.
Arrangement
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Finding Aid
Contents list, 11p.
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.
Restrictions
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 twenty-four (24) hours 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.
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.
Provenance
Gift of August Belmont, IV, 1982.
Cite As
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Belmont family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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