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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence , 1889-1896

This subseries consists of correspondence from and between various members of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, as well as correspondence received by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney from friends and suitors, concerning primarily family and personal matters and documenting her relationships with family and friends prior to her marriage. Found here is correspondence between Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney before and during their courtship, as well as letters received by both upon the announcement of their engagement. Also found is correspondence relating to Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s engagement to Grace Wilson, of which the family disapproved.
Correspondence in this series is typically arranged according to correspondent or recipient.
Series has been scanned in entirety.
Description Container Select
To Harry Payne Whitney from His Parents, 1887-1888
3
9
Vanderbilt Family Correspondence
To Mrs. Whitney from Alice Vanderbilt, 1889
3
10
To Alice Vanderbilt from William Vanderbilt, 1889
3
11
To His Parents from Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., 1889
3
12
To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
Andrews, Frank M., circa 1895
3
13
Appleton, James W., 1896
3
14
Barnes, James, 1895-1896
3
15
Cottenet, Rawlins, 1895-1896
3
16
Hunt, Esther, 1894-1896
3
17-18
Lawrence, J. W., 1895
3
19
Lydig, Philip, circa 1895
3
20
McLane, Thomas, 1894
3
21
McVickar, Harry, circa 1895
3
22
Ronalds, Reginald, 1894
3
23
Sands, Robert C., 1895-1896
3
24
Sloane, Adele, 1895
3
25
Stewart, Lispenard, 1895-1896
3
26
Taylor, Moses, 1895
3
27
Wadsworth, Craig, 1896
3
28
Whitehouse, Worthington, circa 1895
3
29
To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Harry Payne Whitney, 1895-1896
3
30-36
To Harry Payne Whitney from Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1896
3
37
Letters regarding Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.'s Engagement, 1895-1896
3
38
Letters to Gertrude Vanderbilt on Her Engagement, 1896
3
39-40
Letters to Harry Payne Whitney on His Engagement, 1896
4
1

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