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405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205
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.
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, MI. 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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Belding (Mich.)—Business, industries and trades—Textiles.
Belding, Alvah Norton, 1838-1925—Correspondence.
Belding, Milo Merrick, 1833-1917—Correspondence.
Connecticut—Business, industries and trades—Textiles.
Connecticut—Politics and government—1865-1950.
Industrial relations—United States.
Michigan—Business, industries and trades—Textiles.
Mills and mill-work—Connecticut.
Real property—United States.
Savings and loan associations—Connecticut.
Silk industry—United States.
Textile industry—United States.
Manufacturer of silk.
[Item description, #:#], Belding Brothers and Company Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.
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.