Miscellany: Clubs

Cornelius Vanderbilt Sr. of Manhattan enjoys very little private publicity these days. Only through his feverishly active and vociferous son and namesake does he appear headlines.* But last week he appeared in headlines quite independently. He served to make one of Manhattan's fondest illusions come true—that someone with a name like Vanderbilt is "biggest clubman." The 1927 edition of Club Members of New York shows that Cornelius Vanderbilt Sr. belongs to 16 clubs— Larchmont Yacht, Racquet and Tennis, University, Union, Knickerbocker, New York Yacht, Union League, Century Association, Tuxedo, Brook, Metropolitan,...

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