Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) biographical file
File contains photocopies of photographs, and newspapers clipping from the January 9, 1877 Nashville Daily American issue describing the funeral services for Cornelius Vanderbilt. Also a photograph and article about his wife Frank Crawford Vanderbilt.
- 1877 - 2009
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Cornelius Vanderbilt is the namesake of Vanderbilt University. He was a successful 19th century shipping and railroad magnate who was among the wealthiest entrepreneurs in history. His initial gift of 1 million dollars for the establishment of a university was the largest single charitable gift ever made in American history up to that time.
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