The Vanderbilts

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Harry N. Abrams, 1989 M09 1 - 304 pages
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Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Phebe Hand of Port Richmond on the Kill van Kull, Staten Island, New York. He was a descendant of Jan Aertsen van der Bilt the emigrant, who emigrated from Holland to the colony of New Netherland about 1650 and settled at Flatbush, Long Island. He married (1) Sophia Johnson (1795-1868), his first cousin in 1813 and (2) Frank Armstrong Crawford (1839-1885), his first cousin twice removed in 1869. Cornelius and Sophia were the parents of thirteen children. Seven generations of descendants are given. Includes numerous colored plates and historical items relating to the family's rise to fortune.

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The saga of the Vanderbilt family from their rise from a $100investment in a railroad, to controlling one of the largest railway empires in the country. Along the line there were many who built up the ... Read full review

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America's "most social'' family figures highly in a number of recent publications, including Arthur T. Vanderbilt's Fortune's Children ( LJ 7/89) and Robert B. King's The Vanderbilt Homes ( LJ 9/15/89 ... Read full review

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Art Collecting on the Grand Scale
95
A Barony in North Carolina
161
Afterword
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