James B. Belford Scrapbook
Scope and Contents
Collection contains: newspaper clippings of Judge Belford's political career and speeches. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm104).
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
James B. Belford was a Colorado lawyer and legislator. Born September 28, 1837 in Lewiston, Pennsylvania and educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He practiced law in Pennsylvania., Missouri, and Indiana before being appointed by President Grant as Associate Justice of Colo. Supreme Court (1870). Belford lived in Central City, Colorado (1870-1885). Elected to U.S. Congress in 1876, he served, except for one session, until 1885. Later, lived in Denver (1885-1910) where he practiced law and remained active in politics. Belford's fiery speaking style and red hair earned him the nickname "Red-headed rooster of the Rockies." Mount Belford, in Colorado's Collegiate peaks was named for him.
1 Boxes ; .25 linear feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase; Don Bloch, Denver, Colo.; 1960.
Collection contains microfilm Mflm 104.
- Belford, James B. (James Burns), 1837-1910 -- Archival resources.
- Colorado -- Politics and government -- 1876-1950. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lawyers -- Colorado. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Microfilms Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Finding Aid for the James B. Belford Scrapbook
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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