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Genealogy and History of the Family VANDERBILT

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2 Complete Searchable Publications on one  CD
1.  The Vanderbilt legend : the story of the Vanderbilt family, 1794-1940 New York: Author: Wayne Andrews Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1941, 477  pgs
Book Contents
Part One: Commodore Vanderbilt 
Part Two: The death of Cornelius Jeremiah Vanderbilt 
Part Three: William H. Vanderbilt doubles the family fortune
Part Four: The House of Vanderbilt enters society \
Part Five: The seventy-seven millions of Frederick W. Vanderbilt 
Part Six: "Biltmore," The Vanderbilt Barony 
Part Seven: The daughters of William H. Vanderbilt
Part Eight: The chateaux and the children of Cornelius Vanderbilt II 
The Vanderbilt railroad holdings in 1931
Notes on Part One 
Notes on Part Two 
Notes on Part Three 
Notes on Part Four
Notes on Part Five
Notes on Part Six 
Notes on Part Seven
Notes on Part Eight
2.  The Vanderbilts and the story of their fortune: Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co., Author: W. A. Croffut 1886, 333  pgs.
Book Contents
Chapter I. Ancestors
Chapter II. Boyhood and poverty 
Chapter III. Youth and ambition
Chapter IV. Steamboat and tavern 
Chapter V. Home and children
Chapter VI. From steamboats to steamships
Chapter VII. Twenty years a farmer
Chapter VIII. William's apprenticship
Chapter IX. The Harlem corner
Chapter X. The Erie War
Chapter XI. Trophies of victory
Chapter XII. Habits and character
Chapter XIII. Family matters
Chapter XI. Father and son 
Chapter XV. The Commodore's charities
Chapter XVI. Death of the commodore
Chapter XVII. The Commodore's successor
Chapter XVIII. The mansion
Chapter XIX. The art gallery 
Chapter XX. The Vanderbilt Family
Chapter XXI. Social position 
Chapter XXII. Horses and stables
Chapter XXIII. William H. Vanderbilt's donations 
Chapter XXI. The mausoleum 
Chapter XXV. Closing labors 
Chapter XXVI. W. H. Vanderbilt's death
Chapter XXVII. The will
Chapter XXVIII. Estimate of his character
Chapter XXIX. The sons and their heritage 
Chapter XXX. Some reflections about it 
Appendix A 
Appendix B 
Appendix C
Appendix D. 
Commodore Vanderbilt's will
Appendix E 
Appendix F 
Appendix G. 
The will 

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