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The Vanderbilt Family


Literary Guests of Biltmore House

Posted on 02/01/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

While we aren’t sure exactly when they met, George Vanderbilt and author Edith Wharton likely knew each other most of their lives. Both were born into New York society in 1862 and both moved...

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George Vanderbilt: One of the Best Read Men in the Country

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(3)

While other members of the Vanderbilt family were recognized for their lavish parties or successes in the stock market, when it came to George, the press instead focused on his love of learning and,...

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On the Shelves of George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 01/04/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(3)

The Library of Biltmore House is a favorite room among guests and employees alike. It also happens to be the room that best reflects George Vanderbilt’s intellect and personality. At the...

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A Gem in George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 12/23/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(3)

Once termed “one of the best read men in the country” by New York media, George Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at Biltmore House, each of which he...

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The Right Thing at the Right Time: A Philanthropic Legacy

Posted on 11/07/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Biltmore forester Carl Schenck once wrote: “Personally, I can say that Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt detest publicity, preferring to do the right thing at the right time without beating a drum...

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