Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Valuable Find

For many years now, Southwestern University has had some material in its Special
Collections related to the Belford Lumber Company. This material is used extensively by people who are trying to do research on their homes or architects who are renovating Belford homes in Georgetown. One of the most widely used resources are the ledgers from the Belford Company that tell who each house was built for. However, several of the valuable ledgers are missing.

Recently, Scherry Chapman (a former president of the Georgetown Heritage Society) was talking to Main Street resident Kay Harris, and Mrs. Harris tole her that she had obtained one of the ledgers when the Belford Lumber Company was being torn down in the 1970s.

"We have searched and searched for these ledgers. We had no idea who had them," Scherry said. 

Scherry convinced Mrs. Harris to donate the ledger to the Georgetown Heritage Society and hopefully it will eventually make its way to Southwestern University so it will be available to the public. 

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