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A Birthday for Edith Vanderbilt

Posted on 01/17/2014 by Leslie Klingner Comments(4)

In honor of the 141st anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday, we have been reflecting back on the festive days surrounding her arrival at Biltmore in 1898. Since George Vanderbilt had...

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Happy Birthday, Dear Edith

Posted on 01/17/2013 by Leslie Klingner Comments(1)

Today, January 17, is the 140th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday. In celebration of her life and legacy, we thought it would be fun to share some little-known stories about her....

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Nonsense and a Very Good Time

Posted on 01/08/2013 by Leslie Klingner

With a new year just beginning, I thought it might be fun to share a recent discovery related to a past New Year celebrated at Biltmore. To mark the turning of 1901 into 1902, which Chief Curator...

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Christmas Wishes from Edith

Posted on 12/24/2012 by Leslie Klingner

On Christmas Eve of 1895, George Vanderbilt opened the doors of Biltmore House to welcome family and friends into his home for the first official time. The following day he invited the estate’...

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George Vanderbilt's Special Christmas Gift

Posted on 12/07/2012 by Leslie Klingner

In the days around Christmas 1897, George Vanderbilt was travelling abroad preparing for a trip to India with his good friend, William B. Osgood Field. By late December, they had taken up...

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