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On the Shelves of George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 01/04/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

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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The Emperor’s Chess Set

Posted on 10/23/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Some people have a knack for choosing the perfect gift. On George Vanderbilt’s 21st birthday, his friend James McHenry proved to be one of those people. The railroad financier’s gift...

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The Banquet Hall Tree: A Christmas at Biltmore Tradition

Posted on 10/21/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

The 35-foot-tall Fraser fir selected for the Banquet Hall each year is always the tallest tree inside Biltmore House. Adorned with hundreds of lights and ornaments, the towering tree is a beloved...

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