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  Cornelius Vanderbilt (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vanderbilt loved a fight; he took Gibbons' one small vessel, put her in better condition, selected a hard-bitten crew and drove them to the limit of endurance, and within a year had turned a losing venture into a profitable one.
Vanderbilt was committed to a private sanitarium for insanity, upon his delation, and perhaps because of her tearful yet stubborn refusal to move back to New York.
Vanderbilt lost millions by this coup, but the plotters had to compromise with him inorder to return to New York with impunity, and his loss was greatly reduced.
www.costarica-net-guide.com.cob-web.org:8888 /vanderbilt.html   (2900 words)

  
 History - History Of Belcourt Castle - Alva Erskine Smith
Her brother in law, Cornelius was slated to inherit the entire Vanderbilt fortune, according to the eldest son tradition of the era.
She taught the Vanderbilt family how to spend their fortune by building mansions and palaces to live in the style of European royalty, which they could well afford.
Vanderbilt negotiated tirelessly to arrange the best alliance by lavish entertaining, grand balls and parties, tea dances and small private dinner parties ending late in 1895 with the marriage ceremonies and celebrations in New York, Newport and London celebrating the union of Consuelo to the 23-year old Ninth Duke of Marlborough.
www.belcourtcastle.com /history/alva_smith.html   (642 words)

  
 Vanderbilt family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prominence of the family was started by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), the fourth of nine children born to a Staten Island family of modest means.
In 1855, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000 m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
A plot was kept for the Vanderbilt family in the Moravian Cemetery and several of them are buried there in the family mausoleum including the family founder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vanderbilt   (789 words)

  
 HV/Net - Hudson Valley Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As you contemplate the Vanderbilt Estate, think of it as a tapestry bound together over the centuries by the common thread of enlightened ownership; beautiful and varied, it attests to the lifestyle and interests of the privileged in the Hudson River Valley.
In Frederick Vanderbilt's bedroom antique twisted columns that flank the bed are brought together with the settee and side chairs of Spanish influence, the built-in bed and cabinet of no particular style, and the contemporary desk and upholstered pieces.
It was to remain in the Vanderbilt family for over four decades as their center for entertaining in the Spring and Fall.
www.hvnet.com /houses/vanderbilt   (2027 words)

  
 Special Collections: James Hampton Kirkland, Papers
The Papers of James Hampton Kirkland, the second chancellor of Vanderbilt University, are composed of seventeen cubic feet of material that represent Kirkland's life, particularly his tenure at Vanderbilt (Professor of Latin, 1886-1893, Chancellor, 1893-1937, Chancellor Emeritus 1937-1939).
In addition to the personal letters Kirkland wrote and received in the period, the letters between the administration of Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt family members as a special part, which was typed and edited by Kirkland, are attached to the end of outgoing correspondence.
Family Correspondence contains about twelve boxes of letters, and include the letters between Kirkland and his family members, and the letters among his family members and Mary Henderson Kirkland's family members.
www.library.vanderbilt.edu /speccol/kirklandj_scope.shtml   (961 words)

  
 AutoRacing1.com - CART News
The re-creation of The Vanderbilt Cup was produced by Tiffany and Co., America's premier jeweler and silversmith, and is literally priceless since any re-creation of The Cup must meet the approval of the Vanderbilt family.
The Vanderbilt Cup, the original of which is housed in the Smithsonian Institute, became the prize for the 11 Vanderbilt Cup races that were run from 1904 to 1916 (with the exception of 1907 and '13), some of the earliest motorsports events run in the United States.
CART became part of The Vanderbilt Cup's history when the current replica was produced with permission from the Vanderbilt family and utilized as the winner's trophy for the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway, which ran from 1996-99.
www.autoracing1.com /htmfiles/2000/0729Vanderbilt.htm   (828 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University Human Resources
Family Members: Vanderbilt recognizes that sometimes a family member's illness or injury requires the staff member's time and care.
As provided in Vanderbilt's medical leave policy, a birth mother must use sick time for any period of her pregnancy or post-pregnancy recovery that is considered by her health care provider to be a period of medical disability.
If staff retire from Vanderbilt after reaching the age of 62, they may be paid for up to 30 days of unused sick time.
hr.vanderbilt.edu /policies/SickTimeRevision.htm   (1376 words)

  
 All About Romance Novels - The Gilded Age
The Astor family was one of the wealthiest in America, having made their fortune in the fur trade back during the Colonial period.
The Vanderbilts went on to become fixtures of the social scene for a number of years until they dissipated their great wealth.
The Vanderbilt family are still around, most notably Gloria Vanderbilt, but they are no longer in the lists of the super-rich and are not often in the limelight.
www.likesbooks.com /gildedage.html   (1658 words)

  
 Duke of Marlborough Family
Consuelo VANDERBILT (Duchess of Marlborough) was born in Mar 1877 in New York.
In 1895 Consuelo Vanderbilt, then one of the richest heiresses in America, was forced into a loveless marriage with the 8th Duke of Marlborough by her social-climbing vulture of a mom.
Consuelo Vanderbilt was one of the great beauties of her age; her elegance and glamor are celebrated in almost every contemporary mention of her name.
www.jssgallery.org /Paintings/Duke_of_Marlborough_Family.htm   (952 words)

  
 Vanderbilt family (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Members of the family dominated what has come to be known as the "Gilded Age," a period when Vanderbilt men were the merchant princes of American life through their prominence in the business world and as patrons of the arts.
A plot was kept for the Vanderbilt family in the Moravian Cemetery and a number of them are buried there in the family mausoleum including the family founder.
Josiah Hornblower, a descendant of the Vanderbilts and heir to the Vanderbilt/Whitney empire, is featured in a documentary called Born Rich about the experience of growing up as the heir to one of the world's greatest fortunes.
vanderbilt-family.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (787 words)

  
 Biltmore Estate Vanderbilt Family
In the late 1880s, George W. Vanderbilt, then a young man of 25, came upon the perfect spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for a 250-room French Renaissance chateau to be built by his friend, architect Richard Morris Hunt.
Vanderbilt, grandson of industrialist Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, was an intellectual, fluent in several languages, well traveled and knowledgeable about art, architecture, music, agriculture, horticulture and literature.
Vanderbilt also wanted his mountain home to provide family and friends with recreational pleasures: an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley and gymnasium are located downstairs.
www.romanticasheville.com /biltmorececil.htm   (1274 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age
By the turn of the 20th century, many wealthy families, including the Vanderbilts, had built palatial houses along the Hudson, between New York City and Albany.
In the early 1800s, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt laid the foundation for the Vanderbilt fortune when he began a ferry service between Staten Island and Manhattan.
In 1895, Frederick Vanderbilt, grandson of the Commodore, built his country estate overlooking the river in Hyde Park, New York.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/78vanderbilt/78vanderbilt.htm   (208 words)

  
 Vanderbilt, Cornelius - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS [Vanderbilt, Cornelius] 1794-1877, American railroad magnate, b.
In 1851, when the gold rush to California was at its height, Vanderbilt opened a shipping line from the East Coast to California, including land transit across Nicaragua along the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal.
New Brunswick, N.J., succeeded Cornelius Vanderbilt as president of the New York Central RR and augmented the family fortune.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-vandbltc1.html   (663 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Surname Origin & Last Name Meaning with Genealogy & Family History Resources
The origin of the surname Vanderbilt may give hints about one line of your family history from many hundreds of years ago such as where your family lived, what they did, or how they looked.
The AWT is an ever-growing database of lineage linked individuals and families to identify previous research on Vanderbilt families.
Trace your family in the vast resources of the Mormon LDS genealogy online databases which includes the Ancestral File, transcribed census records, extracted church records from around the world, family trees, and the International Genealogical Index.
www.searchforancestors.com /surnames/origin/v/vanderbilt.php   (835 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University Human Resources
For Vanderbilt, the discount is 70 percent; for courses at other accredited universities or colleges, the benefit is tied to that school's tuition amount.
The Vanderbilt Police has a free fingerprinting service for times when you need to prove who you are when your mom's not around to vouch for you.
Vanderbilt sounds its siren, a three minute "wail tone," whenever a tornado is on course to strike the campus within 15 minutes as a warning for staff, faculty, and students to take cover and protect our patients.
hr.vanderbilt.edu /jobs/114Reasons.htm   (5839 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Museum · Mansion Tours
Once in the Mansion, the guide will introduce the visitors to the history of the Vanderbilt family and take them through their living quarters and also the servant's wing.
Vanderbilt's closet or lurking among the portraits whose eyes seem to follow you around the room.
Vanderbilt's mother-in-law in the living room or bump into several interesting guests, including Dorothy Parker, Conde Nast and Sam Snead as they walk through the 24 room mansion.
www.vanderbiltmuseum.org /home.php?section=history   (436 words)

  
 NEWS: Vanderbilt Family Tree | InsideVandy
While some members of Vanderbilt’s family tree are well known around campus, others are rarely heard of, regardless of their importance to our everyday lives as students.
Christiansen said he was interested in Vanderbilt because of the investment the university is willing to make on behalf of its student body.
However, the rest of Wait’s family is just as musically inclined, as his wife plays piano and his 14-year-old daughter plays the electric bass.
www.insidevandy.com /drupal/node/434   (1442 words)

  
 St. Petersburg Grand Prix: The Vanderbilt Cup
The Vanderbilt Cup was established in 1904 by William K. Vanderbilt Jr.
In 1996, a recreation was produced by Tiffany & Co. with the approval of the Vanderbilt family to serve as the trophy for the U.S. 500, a race created by CART to challenge the Indianapolis 500.
Vanderbilt was a skilled driver and racing pioneer.
www.sptimes.com /2003/02/21/Grandprix/The_Vanderbilt_Cup.shtml   (237 words)

  
 Samoyeds
Taking into account the vivacity of this "fair-haired angel" you'll be surprised to know that he never loses the sight of his master and is ready to follow him without any reminding.
We firmly believe that any dog sold as strictly a family companion should be neutered or spayed and breeding left to those holding deep and longterm commitment to the breed's purity, future stability, and a responsibility to the public.
Anyone contemplating breeding dogs should be aware of and commited to the dogs and their welfare first as well as accountability to the public.
www.vanderbiltsamoyeds.com /id169.htm   (940 words)

  
 Michael's Biltmore Page
Hunt was the Vanderbilt family architect designing almost all of their homes ranging from building sites on the rocky cliffs of Newport, Rhode Island to “Vanderbilt’s Row” on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
There were so many workers that Vanderbilt had a whole town built just to house the workers and their families outside the front gates of Biltmore Estate.
A whole feudal system was essentially set up with George Vanderbilt being the “lord of the manor.” George Vanderbilt’s dream for Biltmore Estate was for it to become a self-sufficient farm, complete with fields of plantings and even a dairy farm.
filebox.vt.edu /users/mclary/biltmorepage2.html   (1179 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This pathfinder is intended for adults interested in Biltmore Estate, whether for its architecture, landscape architecture, or connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.
This dissertation has a nice history of the Vanderbilt family, Hunt, and Olmstead, as well as chapters on the house and grounds.
Has an extensive Vanderbilt family tree with birth and death dates as well as marriages and divorces.
www.unc.edu /~ferrr   (1545 words)

  
 News from Vanderbilt University
The new Vanderbilt Kennedy Family Outreach Center, which celebrates its opening April 21, helps families navigate the maze of services to find the best treatment, support and research available.
The Family Outreach Center provides a single point of entry to services offered by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University and the surrounding community, as well as ongoing support for these individuals and their families.
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is a national disability research, training, diagnosis and treatment institute.
sitemason.vanderbilt.edu /newspub/bjfTyg?id=11537   (291 words)

  
 Fortune's Children Vanderbilt
The Commodore died in 1877, the world's richest man. What happened thereafter to the richest family in the work is a remarkable story of money, glamour, and scandal.
At the heart of this story of the decadence and decline of the nation's most conspicuous family of millionaires is a cast of characters as glittering and outsized as the opoulent era of their Gilded Age:
It is a compellling, irresistible narrative of the fall of a family of dynasty, and an inside look at American capitalism.
www.vanderbiltbooks.com /fortune.htm   (689 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Fortune's Children: Books: Arthur T. Vanderbilt 2nd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In this family history, Vanderbilt dramatizes both the successes and excesses of America's Gilded Age--the enormous new wealth, the lavish lifestyles, and, later, the desperate schemes to maintain social status and fortune (contesting wills, matchmaking with nobility, and, most notably, battling for custody of "Little Gloria").
Vanderbilt has done extensive research to document the lives and ambitions of this larger than life, very conflicted family.
Arthur Vanderbilt truthfully portrays the great business acumen of the early generations of Vanderbilts, as well as the mistakes, gaffes, and scandals of the later ones.
www.amazon.com /Fortunes-Children-Arthur-Vanderbilt-2nd/dp/0688103863   (1530 words)

  
 The Aschners make Vanderbilt a family affair
Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as the director of the division of Neonatology.
Perhaps the biggest surprise for the family was when Michael and Judy’s oldest son, Eitan, decided to attend the Vanderbilt School of Engineering.
Eitan arranged a tour of the Vanderbilt campus and an interview with the director of Undergraduate Admissions for the Engineering School.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /reporter/index.html?ID=3464   (930 words)

  
 Handwriting-L - Handwriting Analysis Archive (Alva Vanderbilt Belmont -Biography )
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was one of the wealthiest women in America in the early 1900s.
Another mansion in the Vanderbilt family and one with which you may be even more familiar with is the Breakers featured in "The Great Gatsby." Alva's prominence and prestige extended to England.
At that time also, some family problems were in need of her attention as well.
www.handwriting.org /archives/98alv_02.html   (615 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Museum · The Mansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rooms in the historic house are on exhibit and exemplify the eclectic taste and collecting interests of William K. Vanderbilt II.
The mansion was designed by the New York architectural firm Warren & Wetmore, whose Grand Central Station in New York City [1903-13] was designed and built for the New York Central Railroad, one of several Vanderbilt family enterprises.
The "guest" invited to the estate for the holidays, include notable personalities from that era and members of the Vanderbilt family.
www.vanderbiltmuseum.org /home.php?section=mansion   (194 words)

  
 Biltmore Estate - Ultimate Family Christmas News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
That was the practice George W. Vanderbilt started in 1895 during his first Christmas in Biltmore House and it's still carried out to this day during Christmas at Biltmore Estate, held November 4, 2005 through January 1, 2006.
It's just one of the Vanderbilt family traditions estate staff will be focusing on during this year's lavish celebration in Asheville, NC.
Other rooms where staff is taking cues from Vanderbilt traditions include the Tapestry Gallery where four 14-foot trees are decorated with ornaments inspired by the family's love of outdoor activities.
www.biltmore.com /special/press/nr_special_13.shtml   (997 words)

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