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Vanderbilt - New York Times - 1926

January 3, 1926, NYT, Among the Coming Weddings; Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt and Earl E.T. Smith to Be Married at The Bride's Home in Fifth Avenue,

January 3, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt House to Open For Benefit; Chateau's Art Features Will Be Shown to Aid Tuberculosis Committee; In Week Beginning Jan. 9 Arrangements Made to Handle 100,000 Persons -- Mansion Recently Sold,

January 7, 1926, NYT, Miss Vanderbilt's Bridal Gifts Seen; 300 Presents Displayed at the Reception in Home Given Her by Father,

January 8, 1926, NYT, Miss Vanderbilt Weds E.E.T. Smith in Fifth Av. Home; Consuelo's Rites Performed by Priest Who Wed Mother to W.K. Vanderbilt,

January 8, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Widow Keeps Chateau Art; Heckscher Contract Gives List of Items Exempted From Sale of Mansion; Court Directs Transfer; Balance of $7,100,000 Purchase Price Goes to National City Bank as Trustee.

January 9, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilts Give Up Another 5th Av.. Site; Mrs. White's $3,500,000 Sale Leaves Family Only Two of Original Seven Homes; Benjamin Winter Buyer; Latest of Series of Big Deals by Him -- Only $700,000 Cash in One for $9,200,000;

January 10, 1926, NYT, Wondering Throng Views the Chateau; Crowds Pass All Day Through the Vanderbilt House, Opened for Charity. ... Many Come From Abroad; Seven Actresses With Policemen's Whistles to Guide Sightseers There on Tuesday, The Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street, which has been the scene for thirty-four years of many of New York's exclusive social functions and which is soon to make way for a skyscraper, was thrown open yesterday to curious New Yorkers and visitors at a 50-cent admission fee.

January 11, 1926, NYT, Six Thousand Visit Vanderbilt House; Sunday Throngs Swell Charity Fund of Opportunity Shop to Aid the the Tubercular,

January 13, 1926, NYT, Smith and Bride in South; Former Miss Vanderbilt on Island That Bars Autos and Horses,

January 14, 1926, NYT, Mrs. F.C. Church Jr. Undergoes Operation; Former Muriel Vanderbilt Is Recovering -- Had Been Suffering From Appendicitis,

January 17, 1926, NYT, F.W. Vanderbilt Gives $10,000 to Annex Fund; Seamen's Church Institute Gets Three $5,000 Contributions for New Building,

January 17, 1926, New York Times, To Save Odd Statue On Vanderbilt House; Figure of a Stonemason, With Likeness of the Architect, May Go to Museum,

January 18, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Joins Directorate of Opera; Backs Plan to Move Metropolitan Uptown,

January 19, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Ill at Her Home, Reported Improved; Son Here From Chicago,

January 24, 1926, NYT, The Mansion-Goers; When requirements for admission to the Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue were reduced from social distinction to 50 cents afternoons and 73 cents evenings, a little woman in a plush coat got what was undoubtedly her first glimpse of a Louis XV salon copied from one in the home of Samuel Bernard, a Parisian banker of that great epoch

January 30, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Being Treated; Cornelius Jr. Under Baltimore Doctor's Care for Infected Jaw,

January 30, 1926, NYT, Edward W. Vanderbilt; Funeral for Retired Brooklyn Merchant Will Be Held Today,

February 2, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Church Jr. Rewed by a Priest; Rites at Vanderbilt Home Just Before Sister Was Married to E. E.T. Smith, By the Rev. T. F. Murphy; Original Ceremony Performed at Newport by Suffragan Bishop Shipman, an Episcopalian,

February 3, 1926, NYT, C. Vanderbilt Jr. Ill; On Verge of a Breakdown -- To Spend Two Months in Hospital,

February 12, 1926, NYT, Museum Welcomes Vanderbilt Gift; Saint-Gaudens Fireplace From Chateau Placed in American Sculpture Gallery,

February 13, 1926, NYT, Damrosch to Sail For Europe Today; Mrs. Reginald Vanderbilt and Viscountess Fontenay Also Booked on the Paris,

March 1, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt House Demolition Begins; Razing of 52d St. Mansion to Be Finished in Six Weeks --Smart Shops to Rise; Five 5-Story Buildings; Noted Interiors of Old Mansion Bought for Use in Other Dwellings. Demolition of the historic W.K. Vanderbilt mansion on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-second Street will begin today, it was announced yesterday by Benjamin Winter, who bought the landmark last Spring for approximately $4,000,000.

April 1, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Back with Sea Marvels; Commodore at Miami After a Two-Month Scientific Cruise Which Found Many Rarities; Six-Inch Sharks Taken And Phosphorescent Fish Near Galapagos -- Sea Lion Is Caught by a Lasso,

April 2, 1926, NYT, Gives Vanderbilt $100,000; F.C. Rand Contributes to University's Campaign for $4,000,000.,

April 4, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Horses Bring Low Prices; Fortitude Is Withdrawn From Sandy Point Farm Auction Sale as Only $175 Is Bid; ONWARD IS HIGH AT $600 Famous Hackneys Are Knocked Down for From $27 to $135 -- Lady Dilham's Harness Sold for $70.

April 7, 1926, NYT, Governorship Boom for Nicholas Murray Butler Grows; City Republicans Believe His Anti-Dry Views Would Cut Democratic Strength. WADSWORTH FOR FALL POLL Senator Swings Party Leaders Against June Referendum -- He Attends Dinner Here. GOVERNORSHIP BOOM FOR BUTLER GROWS; A movement to nominate Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, as the Republican candidate for Governor has been started here, it was learned yesterday, in the hope that the selection of an advocate of the repeal or modification of the Volstead act may hold down the Democratic plurality in New York City, which local Republican leaders fear may be very large unless a candidate of Dr. Butler's type is named.

April 8, 1926, NYT, page 1, Report Coolidge Move on Brookhart; Senators Hear That He Has Told Butler the Committee Must Be Upheld, Butler Makes a Denial; But Changes Among Republican Regulars Seem to Favor Iowa Democrat, WASHINGTON, April 7. -- Senatorial interest in the Steck-Brookhart election case was enlivened today by a report that President Coolidge had indicated to Senator Butler, Republican, of Massachusetts, that he desired to see the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections upheld in its recommendation that Senator Brookhart, Republican, of Iowa, be ousted from his seat, and his Democratic opponent, Daniel F. Steck, installed instead.

April 9, 1926, NYT, Writer Assailed in Home Town,

April 11, 1926, NYT, Says Huerta Fled, Fearing Assassins; Dr. Ferrer, a Refugee, Asserts Ex-President of Mexico Was Warned of Callas Agents; Adolfo de la Huerta, Provisional President of Mexico in 1920, who has been living in retirement here on the upper west side, has received word of the presence in New York City of three secret agents of the Calles Government who have come here to assassinate him, it was said yesterday by Dr. Adolfo Ferrer, of 182 West Eighty-eighth Street, a Mexican refugee who is at present Professor of Spanish at Fordham University.

April 27, 1926, NYT, W.H. Vanderbilt Turns Fireman.

April 30, 1926, NYT, $2,300,000 Awaits Two-Year-Old Daughter Of Late Reginald C. Vanderbilt, Court Learns,

May 3, 1926, NYTG, Sarazen in Today for $25,000 Dixie; Vanderbilt Gelding Among 13 Named for 22d Running of Handicap at Pimlico; Must Carry 128 Pounds; Princess Doreen and Three Others In at 118 -- Nurmi Only Three-Year-Old Entered,

May 4, 1926, NYT, Sarazen Repeats in $32,550 Dixie; Vanderbilt Star, on Good Behavior, Again Takes Pimlico Classic, Winning $24,550,

May 5, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilts Give $500,000 for Clinic; Frederick W. and Harold S. Provide for Rebuilding an Institution the Family Founded; To Be in Medical Centre; Will Prove of Incalculable Aid to Public, Says President Butler of Columbia. ANOTHER GIFT OF $125,000 Anonymous Benefactor Wants Fund Expended at Discretion of the Trustees for Medical School.

May 9, 1926, NYT, Reginald Vanderbilt Belongings on View; Silver Trophies Won by Horses, Sporting Books and Prints Are Now in Auction Rooms,

May 11, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Sale Opens,

May 12, 1926, NYT, Reginald Vanderbilt Trophies Auctioned; Cups Won by His Famous Horses Disposed Of at Sale Conducted at Silo's,

May 13, 1926, NYT, Sandy Point Farm to Go; Auction of R.C. Vanderbilt's Household Effects There Begins;

May 20, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Vanderbilt Gives $100; Contributes to Poughkeepsie Police Force Pension Fund,

May 20, 1926, NYT, Buys Vanderbilt Estate; Moses Taylor Acquires Sandy Point at Portsmouth, R.I.,

May 21, 1926. NYT, Ends Restrictions on Vanderbilt Site; Justice O'Malley Authorizes Winter to Build Skyscraper at 52d St. and Fifth Av.,

May 21, 1926, NYT, Two Cups Put Up For Yacht Races; Harold S. Vanderbilt and Commodore Stewart Offer Trophies for Cape Cod Contest, Herreshoff Gives Tablet; This Will Be Hung in N.Y.Y.C. Model Room -- Vital Measurement Changes Considered, by Seabury Lawrence,

June 1, 1926, NYT, General Vanderbilt to Use The Breakers; Will Occupy His Mother's Newport Villa This Summer -- She Sails for Europe, Brig. Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt and Mrs. Vanderbilt are to occupy The Breakers at Newport for the coming Summer season. This is the residence of the General's mother, Mrs. Vanderbilt, Sr., who sailed last night on the Resolute to spend the greater part of the Summer in Europe.

June 2, 1926, NYT, G.M. Heckscher Out of Vanderbilt Deal; Efforts Being Made to Form New Syndicate to Purchase $7,100,000 Chateau Site; $500,000 Was Paid on Sale; Extra Time to Take Title Was Given -- Huge Hotel at Plaza Original Plan; Failing to finance the erection of a fifty-six-story hotel on the site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt house at Fifty-seventh Street and Fifth Avenue, the syndicate headed by G. Maurice Heckscher, which contracted to buy the property for $7,100,000, has abandoned the project.

June 6, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Florence Durant Weds Sydney J. Smith; Married in Sound Beach -- Bridegroom's Son Wed Consuelo Vanderbilt Last Winter,

June 9, 1926, NYT, Erskine Gwynne Married in Paris; Kin of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Weds Miss Armstrong, Formerly of a Modiste's Staff,

June 16, 1926, NYT, Takes Vanderbilt Chateau for Cash; Frederick Brown Closes Deal With Mrs. Vanderbilt as He Starts for Europe, The Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion, occupying the block front on the west side of Fifth Avenue between Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Streets, which has been reported sold, and in one instance actually sold, probably more times in the last six years than any other piece of property in Manhattan, was disposed of finally yesterday by Mrs. Alice G. Vanderbilt to Frederick Brown, a real estate operator.

June 28, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Converse Weds Viscount Furness; Twin Sister of Mrs. Reginald Vanderbilt Married to Rich British Peer; She Appeared in Movies; One of Three Morgan Sisters, Noted for Their Beauty -- Got Divorce in 1925;

July 3, 1926, NYT, Resolute Takes Vanderbilt Cup; Leads Nokomis by 17 minutes Over 148 Miles to Lift Yachting Trophy; Shawara Also is Victor; Finishes Almost an Hour Ahead of Andiamo In Contest for the Stewart Prize. MARBLEHEAD, Mass., July 2. -- In a 148-mile race round Cape Cod, from Newport, which, because of unusually light airs, was anybody's up to within a few miles of the finish, the schooner Resolute scored her first victory under her new rig by capturing the Vanderbilt Gold Cup.

July 11, 1926, NYT, Buyers Still Seek Vanderbilt House; Syndicate Headed by Horowitz Said to Have Made Offer of $7,100,000 for Mansion, The fate of the famous Vanderbilt mansion, occupying the block front on the west side of Fifth Avenue from Fifty-seventh to Fifty-eighth Street still hangs in the balance and, despite reported sales at $7,100,000, title to the property apparently is still held by the Vanderbilt heirs.

July 11, 1926, NYT, Sarazen Acclaimed Again as Turf Idol; 15,000 Thrilled as Mrs. Vanderbilt's "Little Red Hoss" Wins the Mount Vernon; Easily Defeats Senelado; James Butler's Charade Surprises by Capturing Whirl Stakes at Yonkers Track; by Henry R. Ilsley,

August 12, 1926, NYT, page 1, Some of Stolen Vanderbilt Jewels Found By Gardener Under Bush on Twombly Estate, NEWPORT, R.I., Aug. 11. -- Mrs. Vanderbilt, wife of General Cornelius Vanderbilt, and her daughter, Miss Grace Vanderbilt, were overjoyed this afternoon when there were returned to The Breakers two small boxes of the missing jewels that mysteriously disappeared from the Vanderbilt residence Saturday night during a dinner party.

August 13, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Theft Like the Cosdens; Detective Believes That Porch Climber Got the $100,000 in Jewelry at the Breakers; Most of the Loot Missing; Empty Box Is Found Under a Bush Near Where Thief Left Two Full Boxes; NEWPORT, R.I., Aug. 12. -- Most of the jewels stolen from The Breakers, the Summer home of General and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, last Saturday night, are still missing. There was, however, another step forward in the case today when a watchman searching around the estate and that of Mrs. Hamilton McK. Twombly adjoining, where two boxes of the loot were discovered by a gardener's helper on Wednesday afternoon, found an empty box.

August 14, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Gem Boxes Yield Finger Prints; Police Are Not Very Hopeful These Will Reveal Robber of Newport Home,

August 17, 1926, NYT, Stolen Vanderbilt Jewels Valued Above $683,000,

August 18, 1926, NYT, Discuss Vanderbilt Gems; Whitman and Newport Police Confer -- Nothing New, Says Counsel,

August 21, 1926, NYT, page 2, Miss Vanderbilt Principal Loser, NEWPORT, R.I., Aug. 20. -- Miss Grace Vanderbilt, daughter of General and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, was the principal loser in the jewel robbery at the Vanderbilt Summer home, the Breakers, nearly two weeks ago.

August 22, 1926, NYT, Two Seized in Plot to Defraud Aliens; Ex-Butler of W.K. Vanderbilt and Another, Both With Crime Records, Deny Extortion; Through the arrest of two men, one a former butler in the home of William K. Vanderbilt at 666 Fifth Avenue, the police announced yesterday that they had uncovered a conspiracy to defraud aliens which the pair were alleged to have conceived while inmates of Elmira Reformatory.

August 27, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Thefts Listed; Police Will Get Complete Data on Newport Robbery Next Week,

August 28, 1926, NYT, Lists Gems Stolen From Vanderbilts; Flynn Detective Agency Also Announces Reward in Circular Describing Newport Loot; Costly Heirlooms in Lot; Police of the World Notified -- City's Pawnshops Also Told to Watch for the Articles;

September 1, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III.,

September 1, 1926, NYT, Prof. Charles S. Brown; Member of Vanderbilt University Faculty Dies in Woodmont, Conn,,

September 2, 1926, NYT, Mrs. Vanderbilt Is Improving,

September 5, 1926, NYT, Two Offers Made for Vanderbilt House; Louis Horowitz Heads Syndicate Which Plans Cooperative Office Building, Two bids have been made for the Cornelius Vanderbilt property at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street, for which a new court proceeding to authorize the sale of the property was started Friday.

September 5, 1926, NYT, Brooklyn Improvement; Fifteen-Story Hotel Planned for Vanderbilt Avenue Blockfront,

September 19, 1926, NYT, R.C. Vanderbilt Personalty Not Enough to Settle Estate,

October 15, 1926, NYT, Moves to End Tangle in Vanderbilt Sale; Court Clears Way for Purchase of Fifth Av. Site by Frederick Brown; Legal action was begun in the Supreme Court yesterday to clear the tangle in which the famous Vanderbilt mansion occupying the block front in the west side of Fifth Avenue between Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Streets has become involved owing to the default of a prospective buyer.

October 17, 1926, NYT, Beatrice A. Gwynne Engaged to Marry; Grandniece of Mrs. Vanderbilt Is to Wed John Read Dilworth of Salem, N.J.,

October 20, 1926, NYT, Mrs. R. C. Vanderbilt Entertains,

October 28, 1926, New York Times, Mrs. R.C. Vanderbilt Will Receive $82,000, Mostly Dower Interest in Sandy Point Farm,

November 5, 1926, NYT, Charities Benefit by Vanderbilt Will; Mrs. Louise Vanderbilt Left $300,000 Trust Fund for Working Girls',

November 7, 1926, NYT, How Barbara Sands Wed; Vanderbilt Kin, Now M. Burgess, Gave Her Name as Ann,

November 11, 1926, NYT, Marlborough Seeks the Aid of the Pope; Duke Wants His Marriage to Consuelo Vanderbilt Annulled So He Can Join Church; DIVORCE NOW BARS WAY And His Second Wedding to Miss Deacon of Boston Would Have to Be Regularized

November 14, 1926, NYT, Duchess Obtained Annulment Decree in Marlborough Suit; Rome Reports That Consuelo Vanderbilt, Not the Duke, Was Plaintiff in Church Courts, Coerced Into Marriage; Her Mother Is Said to Have Supported Statement That She Used Undue Pressure. Puzzle in Duchess' Act; No Intimation Is Given as to Why She Wanted First Marriage Declared Void.

November 15, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Decree Sought to Validate Second Marriage; Former Duchess Wanted the Annulment for the Sake of French Catholic Husband; Early Romance Reported; Church Court Was Told She Was Forced to Give up American to Wed Marlborough. Bishop Manning 'Amazed'; He Promises a Statement When He Gets Fuller Information on "Action So Serious."

November 24, 1926, NYT, Y.M.C.A. in Park Av. Soon to Be Razed; Modern Apartments to Replace Railroad Branch Built With Vanderbilt Gifts,

November 25, 1926, NYT, Miss Vanderbilt-To Wed; Engagement of Actress to Baron Suricni Is Revealed,

November 26, 1926, NYT, Bishop Manning Attacks Rome's Vanderbilt Decree as Impertinent Intrusion; Protest Read in Cathedral; Denounces Whole Affair as Discredit to the Christian Church. Hits 'Alien' Interference; Says Rota Decision, Contrary to Facts, Is Untenable Under Any Principle of Reason. Holds Civil Law Governs And That Southwark Diocesan Court Has No Legal Standing in Britain or America,

November 26, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilts Give $650,000 to University Founded by the Commodore at Nashville,

November 30, 1926, NYT, The Marlborough-Vanderbilt Annulment; Was Not the Basis for the Papal Decree Removed by a Subsequent Reunion by Mutual Consent?, by Charles C. Marshall,

December 1, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Home Sale is Favored; Referee Recommends Transfer to Frederick Brown for $6,600,000, Deal Awaits Court Action; Negotiations for 5th Av. Mansion in Which One Concern Lost $500,000 Now About Over; What is expected to be the final chapter in the sale of the Vanderbilt mansion in Fifth Avenue between Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Streets was written yesterday with the filing in the Supreme Court of a report by Isidor J. Kresel, official referee, recommending the transfer of the property to Frederick Brown, real estate dealer, of 565 Fifth Avenue, for $6,600,000.

December 1, 1926, New York Times, Marlborough Vanderbilt Annulment; Bishop Dunn's Reply to the Contention That Subsequent Reunion Validated the Tie, In today's TIMES Mr. Charles C. Marshall raised the interesting point concerning the Marlborough-Vanderbilt marriage, basing his observations on a statement made by me, as to whether or not the second cohabitation of the parties did not validate an original contract which, as he admits, would be invalid by reason of coercion.

December 3, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Mansion Sale Approved,

December 7, 1926, NYT, To Sell Sunderland House; Former Consuelo Vanderbilt Is Asking 80,000 for It,

December 8, 1926, New York Times, page 12, Taylor Takes Over Farm; Mrs. Vanderbilt Receives $45,655 From Sandy Point Sale,

December 14, 1926, NYT, Taylor Plans Polo Centre; Will Lay Out Field on Former Vanderbilt Estate in Portsmouth,

December 15, 1926, NYT, W.K. Vanderbilt Quits Rail Board,

December 20, 1926, NYT, Vanderbilt Clinic Asks Aid,

December 24, 1926, NYT, Court Actions Against Vanderbilt,

December 26, 1926, NYT, Admits He Admired Her; But Winthrop Rutherfurd Will Not Talk About Consuelo Vanderbilt,

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