Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0912

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • 1877 - 2009

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) biographical file
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2005-09-12
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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