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Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877



  • Existence: 1794 - 1877

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877) was an American business magnate who built his wealth in railroads and shipping.[2][3] After working with his father's business, Vanderbilt worked his way into leadership positions in the inland water trade and invested in the rapidly growing railroad industry. Nicknamed "The Commodore", he is known for owning the New York Central Railroad.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lewis Willet legal document

Mss 820522
Identifier: Mss 820522
Overview In English.

Thomas Gibbons letter

Webster Mss 821252
Identifier: Mss 821252
Overview In English.