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James B. Belford Scrapbook

Identifier: WH24

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: newspaper clippings of Judge Belford's political career and speeches. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm104).


  • 1878-1897


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.

Finding Aid for the James B. Belford Scrapbook
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States