Cornelius Vanderbilt Biographical File

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Cornelius Vanderbilt Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1877 - 2009
0.0 Cubic feet
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.

Preferred Citation

Vanderbilt, Cornelius (1794-1877). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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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.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Vanderbilt History

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