A Guide to the Belding Brothers and Company Records, 1893-1903

A Guide to the Belding Brothers and Company Records

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Belding Brothers and Company Records
Creator
Belding Brothers and Company.
Creator
Belding, Alvah Norton, 1838-1925
Creator
Belding, Milo Merrick, 1833-1917
Creator
Hetherington, W. P.
Inclusive Dates
1893-1903
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Belding Brothers and Company were silk manufacturers in Rockville, Connecticut, with additional mills in Northampton, Massachusetts, Belding, Michigan, San Francisco, California, and Montreal, Canada.
Call Number
1989.0076
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections staff. (January 1998)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Belding Brothers and Company Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were donated to the Historical Manuscripts and Archives Department (now Archives & Special Collections) of the University of Connecticut Libraries in April 1989 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Belding Brothers and Company Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut
  • Michigan
  • Rockville (Conn.)

Subject(s)

  • Electric industries
  • Hotels
  • Industrial relations
  • Land companies
  • Mills and mill-work
  • Public utilities
  • Real property
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Silk industry
  • Textile industry

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History

The Belding Brothers and Company were silk manufacturers in  Rockville, CT, with additional mills in  Northampton, MA,  Belding, MI,  San Francisco, CA, and  Montreal, Canada; the brothers had extensive business interests.

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Scope and Content

The eight folders in the collection contain correspondence from A.N. Belding and from  M.M. Belding to  W. P. Hetherington, their agent in  Belding, Michigan. The letters date 1893, 1896, 1899-1903. The correspondence indicates the range of the  Belding Brothers and Company interests including:  Belding Building Loan Association,  Belding Land Improvement Company,  Hotel Belding,  Citizens Electric Light Company, and other business concerns. The letters show the Belding brothers' relations with the city, their interest in city politics, as well as mill employee relations and Belding's discriminatory property leasing practices.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Records, 1893-1903 

BoxFolder

 1893 

1:1

 1896 

1:2

 1899 

1:3

 1900 

1:4

 1901 

1:5

 1902 January - June 

1:6

 1902 July - December 

1:7

 1903 

1:8

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