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iconnumber posted 09-12-2019 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A number of years ago, a kind SMP salon member sent me a photocopy of Louise Belden's invaluable and thoroughly out-of-print Marks of American Silversmiths. I recently bought an ex-library copy and no longer need the photocopy.

Would anybody like it? I would be happy to send it along for no charge (though if you would like to give a media-mail-postage-size donation to your favorite nonprofit, that would be a sweet thought).

If you'd like it, please respond here, and I hope Scott will be kind enough to put us in touch.

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2019 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photocopy has been claimed.

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iconnumber posted 09-17-2019 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Louise Conway Belden book on silver was the first expensive book I brought on silver. Her book was published in1980 and set a high standard for other books on silver.

I for one really have enjoyed having it to just look through and recommend to everyone interested in silver or silver books. The price of this book and for many other books on silver has really come down and that takes away one reason for not buying one or more.
Ms. Belden died on July 17, 2015 at the age of 104.
Louise Conway Belden

AGE: 104 • Kennett Square, PA

Louise Conway Belden, writer, curator, lecturer, died at the age of 104, after a short illness at Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square. A resident of Wilmington with her husband Gail Belden from 1938 to 1984, she was active member of many community organizations: among them, the East End Neighborhood House, Junior Board of the Delaware Hospital, Flower Market, Travellers' Aid Assn, Wilmington Junior League, Drama League and The Brandywiners.

In 1952, the year the Winterthur Estate became a Museum, she began her 37-year career receiving a Master's degree in American Studies and the Winterthur Program of Early American Culture in 1958, and, as a curator, writing books ("The Festive Tradition: Table Decoration and Desserts in America, 1650 to 1900", published by W.W. Norton, 1983; "Collecting for Tomorrow: Spoons" with Michel Snodin, published by Walter Perrish Ltd., London , 1976; and "Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection" published by the University Press of Virginia in 1980), and lecturing on early American Social history across the country.

Daughter of Barret and Louise Shoenberger Conway of Winnetka, IL and sister of Elizabeth Conway Krog and Robert Barret Conway of LaJolla, CA, Mrs. Belden received a BA degree from Wellesley in 1931, worked for the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission during the Depression, married Gail Chester Belden in 1936, and had three children: Gail Chester, Jr. (who died of cancer at 52); Elizabeth, now Mrs. Lawrence S. Iwan of Rochester, NY; and Louise, now Mrs. Jonathan Fairbank of Santa Fe, NM), who gave her six grandchildren and seven great grandsons. Mr. Belden predeceased her by 19 years. They were members of Greenville Country Club and Christ Church Christian Hundred.

In 2006, Mrs. Belden, at 96, for her 75th reunion at Wellesley, led the Alumnae Parade without the help of cane or walker. At 97, she ended many years of writing the 1931 class notes for the Wellesley Magazine. She wrote book reviews at 98 for two book groups, exchanged e-mail with family and friends, did needlepoint and knitted.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, September 5 at Kendal on Route 52 and Route 1. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA, Development Office, 1144 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6734; Winterthur Museum, Development Office, Winterthur, DE 19735; or Kendal Residents Assn., P.O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

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iconnumber posted 07-06-2020 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found a copy late in December last year. It's a great book that I highly recommend. smile

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