Scope and arrangement
The collection contains Letterbooks, Correspondence, and Minor Series. The five Letterbooks (1853-1858) record outgoing letters from the period that Belmont served as Minister at the Hague; many of these letters are to William Learned Marcy (1786-1857), Secretary of State, 1853-1857. Correspondence (ca. 1878-1884) consists of letters regarding the management of the New York Academy of Music; correspondents include Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) and Charles Seward. There is also a file of personal letters which includes letters between Mrs. Belmont and Samuel Wylie Crawford (1829-1892), an author of books about the Civil War. Minor Series contain a Photograph, Personal and Household Papers, a Register, and Copper-plates. The Photograph is of Belmont; Personal and Household Papers include various memoranda and a record of Belmont's wine-cellar; the Register is a copy of visiting lists from the Hague and New York City; eight Copper-plates are for invitations, calling cards, and admission cards.