Clara M. Beckley was the granddaughter of John Adam Beckley and her papers are some of the only works that may exist from the time of the iron industry relating to it.
A native of New York, Clara’s main research concern was her family’s genealogy and and the development of her grandfather’s iron business in New England. She was a librarian, genealogist, and a historian. Her date of birth was January 5, 1880 and she died sometime after 1958.
The Clara Beckley Papers are divided into to two series, the first containing the her genealogical research and the second containing the documents relate to the day-to-day business transactions of the Beckley furnaces
*The papers are part of the Connecticut Historical Society’s collection. For more information go to our References page.*