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  Alva Erskine Smith: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont (January 17, 1853 - January 26, 1933) was a multi-millionaire American (A native or inhabitant of the United States) socialite and a major funder of the women's suffrage (additional info and facts about women's suffrage) movement.
Alva's mother was forced to open a boardinghouse on West 23rd Street.
Alva proceeded to splurge after she married Vanderbilt and did not rest until she squandered millions.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alva_erskine_smith.htm   (341 words)

 WIC - Alva, That Vanderbilt-Belmont Woman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Alva Vanderbilt-Belmont was numbered among the leaders in the women's movement more than a half century before her modern counterparts.
Alva took up the "banner" and her passion and drive successfully helped change the future of women.
Though Alva Vanderbilt-Belmont was a woman of enormous wealth, she consciously chose to use her financial resources and personal passion for justice to advance women.
www.wic.org /misc/alva.htm   (335 words)

 History - History Of Belcourt Castle - Alva Erskine Smith
Alva Erskine Smith was born on January 17, 1853 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of a cotton planter Murray Forbes Smith.
Belmont became a generous patron of the arts, and donated large sums to hospitals.
Alva Belmont is buried with Oliver in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn in the Bronx.
www.belcourtcastle.com /history/alva_smith.html   (642 words)

 Consuelo Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Determined to secure the highest-ranking mate possible for her only daughter, a union that would emphasize the preeminence of the Vanderbilt family in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt engineered a meeting between Consuelo and the land-rich, money-poor 9th Duke of Marlborough, chatelain of Blenheim Palace.
It was only when Alva Vanderbilt claimed that her health was being seriously and irretrievably undermined by Consuelo's stubbornness and appeared to be on death's door did the gullible girl acquiesce.
Alva made an astonishing recovery from her entirely phantom illness, and when the wedding took place, Consuelo stood at the altar reportedly weeping behind her veil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consuelo_Vanderbilt   (748 words)

 All About Romance: The Gilded Age
Alva Vanderbilt decided to give a big fancy dress ball as a housewarming party for her new mansion.
Alva had invited all the prominent men and women of the city and her guest of honor was Lady Mandeville.
Alva had accomplished her objective and gotten the family accepted, and that was enough for her.
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 Quahog.org: Belcourt Castle
Alva required a bedroom, study rooms, apartments for her twelve-year-old son, and a vast hall for entertaining.
Alva's bath was located there, but unlike her husband's it did not contain a shower (his was the first in Newport and sprayed water from the top and sides).
Alva's rococo salon-boudoir was in a prime position; the room has a balcony with views of Bellevue Avenue, a window overlooking the Norman half-timbered courtyard, and doors leading to the former loggia.
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 Handwriting-L - Handwriting Analysis Archive (Alva Vanderbilt Belmont -Biography )
I did not know that Alva founded the Political Equality Association or that she marched, picketed the White House, pleaded with President Wilson, was jailed, force fed, attacked by police, and jeered in public in 1913.
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was one of the wealthiest women in America in the early 1900s.
Alva married Oliver H.P. Belmont January 1896 and was widowed in 1908.
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 New England 19 Newport
August Belmont, wife of the representative of the Rothschild bankers and mother of the brothers, O.H.P. and Perry Belmont.
Belmont was an early social arbiter of taste in Newport, but her reign was soon eclipsed by Mrs.
Alva forced her daughter to marry the Duke of Marlborough in 1895.
www.vernonjohns.org /nonracists/nenewprt.html   (2442 words)

 Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport, Rhode Island, 1870-1914
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont (1853-1933) was one of America's leading socialites during the Gilded Age.
Born Alva Erskine Smith in Mobile, Alabama, Alva infiltrated the ranks of Old New York society through persistent networking and display of the vast wealth of her husband, William K. Vanderbilt.
Alva married Oliver H. Belmont and moved to Belcourt Castle at the end of Bellevue Avenue.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA01/davis/newport/biographies/avanderbilt.html   (411 words)

 Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party - Profiles: Selected Leaders of the National Woman's Party - ...
Belmont” in suffrage literature, wealthy New Yorker Alva Belmont was the most important financial benefactor among the leaders of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (CU) and its successor organization, the National Woman’s Party (NWP).
After the death of her second husband in 1908, Belmont devoted herself, her money, and often her home, to women’s rights causes–notably suffrage and the rights of laboring women to gain decent standards of work and wages.
Belmont was an important strategist and officer for the suffrage movement.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/profiles2.html   (516 words)

 Margaret Hayden Rector -- ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine -- Margaret Hayden Rector
Alva is Rector's first biography, and she felt such a kinship with the heroine that she wrote it in first person, blending her own words and those of Vanderbilt-Belmont's with a heartfelt realism--a tribute to both women's creativity, dedication and skill.
Alva, newly married into the family, used her courage and creativity (as well the large bank account) to establish her family at the top of a glittering society where being "in" was everything.
Rector first penned a screenplay on the Vanderbilts and was so taken with Alva's fierce determination and notable accomplishments that she spent eight more years gathering data on the "socialite extraordinaire" to reveal her life story.
www.roadandtravel.com /celebrities/pw_margarethaydenrector.html   (1225 words)

 Communications Workers of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Wealthy progressive women like Anne Morgan (daughter of J.P. Morgan) and Alva Belmont (whose first husband, William Vanderbilt, presented her with a home so lavish, it was worth $150 million in today's dollars) believed that all women - rich and poor - would be treated better if women had the right to vote.
Alva saw the labor uprising as an opportunity to move the women strikers' concerns into a broader feminist struggle.
Anne Morgan and Alva Belmont hosted a meeting at the Metropolitan Opera House to demand action on fire safety, and people of all backgrounds packed the hall.
www.cwa-union.org /issues/women/womenshistorymnth_shirtwaist.asp   (1382 words)

 Facemakers Incorporated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont was a strong-willed woman who fought first for her own independence, and then the empowerment of all women.
She rose to the top of her world, the world of 1890 high society, then scandalised it by divorcing her philandering Vanderbilt, and stunned it by arranging the marriage of her daughter to the duke of Marlborough.
She then married the equally rich O. Belmont, and, with his death, transformed her life as she dedicated it to the achievement of Women's Suffrage.
www.facemakersincorporated.com /alva.html   (259 words)

 Belmont, Alva Ertskin Smith Vanderbilt
After her husband died in 1908, Alva Belmont became deeply interested in the cause of women's rights.
She brought the English suffragette Christabel Pankhurst to the United States in 1914 for a speaking tour and opened her houses and her purse to Alice Paul and the more militant feminists.
Belmont spent much time in her last years in France, where she owned several residences.
www.britannica.com /women/articles/Belmont_Alva_Ertskin_Smith_Vanderbilt.html   (357 words)

 Suffrage. [Belmont, Mrs. Alva]., "Votes for Women" Suffrage China: 1 cup & saucer, 4 6" butter plates totaling 6 pieces.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Alva Belmont, this is one of the most dramatic indication of suffragists' new understanding of the art of political persuasion.
Belmont would commission her own set of "Votes for Women" china, held a major Suffrage dinner part at her famous home, Marble House, in Newport, Rhode Island.
Belmont personally went on the streets of New York City; into the city's jailed and bailed out the arrested strikers.
www.polybiblio.com /pjbooks/9317.html   (429 words)

 Woman Suffrage
Alva Belmont went to London for pointers and returned to form her own Political Equality Association, while Mrs.
Belmont and Mackay thought this too radical an idea and bowed out, the former announcing that "ill health" prevented her from participating.
Alva Belmont gave the new group a great deal of monetary support.
members.aol.com /vernjohns/sthwomen.html   (2746 words)

 VillageSoup - Print Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
BELMONT (May 10): Alva Edison Philbrook Jr., 68, of Belmont, passed away May 9, 2005, at his residence.
Alva was a loving father and grandfather, who was a giving man that always helped others.
Alva is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and a special friend, Esther Wadsworth.
belfast.villagesoup.com /news/Print.cfm?StoryID=54719   (119 words)

 ipedia.com: Consuelo Vanderbilt Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
When Consuelo -- an docile teenager whose only notable characteristic at the time was abject obedience to her fearsome mother -- made plans to elope, she was locked in her room as Alva threatened to murder Rutherfurd.
The duke, for his part, gave up the woman he reportedly loved back in England and collected $2.5 million (approximately $25 million in today's money) in railroad stock as a marriage settlement.
Though largely embarked upon as a way to facilitate the Anglican duke's desire to convert to Catholicism,the annulment, to the surprise of many, also was fully supported by the former duchess's mother, who testified that the Vanderbilt-Marlborough marriage had been an act of unmistakable coercion.
www.ipedia.com /consuelo_vanderbilt.html   (776 words)

 American Women and the Making of Modern Consumer Culture --- the electronic text
Belmont not only has given lavishly to women’s causes from her colossal fortune, has been and is a tremendous worker, but also is particularly interested in woman’s special problem of how to keep her force and her charm through middle life and later."[10]
It was not an image of the forceful, charming Alva Belmont, but rather a photograph of her library.
Belmont had refused to allow her picture to run, concerned that her prestige and reputation would diminish if she was seen as a shill.
www.albany.edu /jmmh/vol1no1/peiss-text.html   (5161 words)

Mary was born April 22, 1760 and she died on the 12th of June 1844.
Henry died on January 16, 1883 and is buried in the Keyser Cemetery Belmont County, OH on the old Dixon Myers farm in Sec.
Alva G. age 7 is listed as a "daughter" (Not!).
catorfamily.com /genealogy/keyser.html   (1122 words)

 Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont
Of Belmont heirs and Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont or O.H.P. Belmont, his marriage to Alva Vanderbilt and the building of Belcourt and Brookholt
Among the lasting relicts of his life was Belcourt Castle, a 60-room French chateau, finished in 1894 at a cost of $3 million.
Like Alva's Marble House, Belcourt was designed by Richard Morris Hunt, then the most renowned architect for the rich and famous.
www.raken.com /american_wealth/bankers_gilded_age/Belmont_10.asp   (154 words)

 Magazine Antiques: The Gothic room in Marble House, Newport, Rhode Island - designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Alva ...
Marble House was designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt and built between 1888 and 1892 on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island (P1.I).
In 1895 Alva divorced William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) and a year later moved down the street to Belcourt when she married its owner, Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (1858-1908).
In 1928 and 1929, with the English art dealer Joseph Duveen (1869-1939) as intermediary, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont sold the Gavet objects in the Gothic Room to John Ringling (1866-1936) for his house in Sarasota, Florida.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1026/is_n2_v146/ai_15651076   (1248 words)

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Alva Belmont, a wealthy woman of New York society and a prominent feminist.
I was excited and eager for the interview because I knew that Mrs.
Belmont not only has given lavishly to women’s causes from her colossal fortune, has been and is a tremendous worker, but also is particularly interested in woman’s special problem of how to keep her force and her charm through middle life and later (para.
www.ciadvertising.org /SA/fall_02/adv382j/surasa/2nd/WORK2.HTM   (557 words)

 All About Romance: Newport During the Gilded Age
The Great Triumvirate, which was the name given the three women who were acknowledged as the leaders of the Newport social scene, kept a tight grip on who was accepted and who was not.
The three great ladies were: Alva Belmont (formerly Vanderbilt) Mamie Fish and Tessie Oelrichs.
Mamie Fish was not as rich as the other three, but she compensated with her personality and her cutting sense of humor.
www.likesbooks.com /newport.html   (1253 words)

 :: Sewall-Belmont House and Museum ::
On November 12, 1941, the NWP dedicated the Alva Belmont Feminist Library, the first feminist library in the United States.
Originally, the library was set up to house the Alva Belmont Book Collection, in storage since 1933.
However, excited by the valuable addition to the NWP headquarters, members began accepting donations from all interested individuals in an effort to significantly increase the resources available.
www.sewallbelmont.org /mainpages/collections_library.html   (674 words)

 UFCW | Shirtwaist Workers' Strike cont.
Wealthy progressive women like Anne Morgan (daughter of J.P. Morgan) and Alva Belmont (whose first husband, William Vanderbilt, presented her with a home so lavish, it was worth $150 million in today's dollars) believed that all women -- rich and poor -- would be treated better if women had the right to vote.
However, workers at Triangle went back to work without a union agreement.  Their demands were never addressed, including unlocked doors in the factory and fire escapes that functioned.
A week after the fire, blame had not been assigned for the fire.  Anne Morgan and Alva Belmont hosted a meeting at the
www.ufcw.org /get_a_union/ufcw_works_for_you/strike.cfm   (1104 words)

 Long Island History: LI's Rebels With a Cause
The recommendation was typical of Vanderbilt Belmont, a dark-haired dynamo who pursued votes for women as vigorously as she had vaulted up the social ladder.
By 1909, Vanderbilt Belmont -- who had a home in Oakdale, now Dowling College; another in Uniondale, where she launched the unsuccessful Brookholt Agricultural School for Women, and a third in Sands Point, a gift from her second husband, horse-mad millionaire Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont -- was deep into the women's movement.
In 1911, Vanderbilt Belmont's path had crossed with that of another militant -- Rosalie Gardiner Jones, descendant of Long Island's Jones, Livingston and Gardiner families and a lifelong resident of Cold Spring Harbor.
www.newsday.com /community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs711a,0,6764479.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation   (876 words)

 Alva - IMA Hero: Thomas Alva Edison HH
Thomas Alva Edison as a Scientist and Inventor
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont Alva Vanderbilt Belmont (1853-1933) was one of America's In 1883, Alva Vanderbilt shrewdly earned the Vanderbilts a spot on Mrs.
Alva Reimer married the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal in 1924.
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 Suffragists Timeline: 1914
Alva E. Belmont becomes interested in the Congressional Union and begins backing it financially.
Belmont becomes one of its most influential members.
The Congressional Union holds its first meeting of the year at the home of Elizabeth Kent.
www.sims.berkeley.edu /courses/final-projects/suffragists/SuffragistsSpeak/1914.html   (934 words)

 Women at The Woodlawn Cemetery -
She shocked the social world in 1895 when she divorced Vanderbilt and married Oliver Hazzard Perry Belmont.
After her husband died in 1908, Alva emerged as a militant feminist and reformer.
She not only financed many facets of the movement but also wrote articles, marched in parades and organized rallies.
www.thewoodlawncemetery.org /women.html   (4047 words)

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