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CORNELIUS VANDERBILT JR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1958 - HFSID 23502

Signed Autograph Letter on picture postcard to Los Angeles radio host George Sanders, discussing the possibility of nuclear war Autograph Letter signed: "Neil V", 3¼x5½. Pikesville, Maryland, 1958 July 19. Picture postcard showing Vanderbilt's home, Grey Rock.

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CORNELIUS VANDERBILT JR. (CORNELIUS VANDERBILT IV)
Signed Autograph Letter on picture postcard to Los Angeles radio host George Sanders, discussing the possibility of nuclear war
Autograph Letter signed: "Neil V", 3¼x5½. Pikesville, Maryland, 1958 July 19. Picture postcard showing Vanderbilt's home, Grey Rock. Addressed in his hand on verso to George Sanders Jr., KMLA, Los Angeles, California. In full: "Hi! Yours of 6/26 just reached me. Will try to answer at length later on.Doggone nice of you! The situation now in the Near East could conceivably be WW3 but I doubt it! I think Ike did the right thing at last. A fresh water spring is more important than food or shelter if Nuclear trouble comes. Best. Cornelius Vanderbilt IV (1898-1974), who preferred to be called Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr, served as a ambulance driver in World War I, assigned that duty because he knew how to drive a Rolls Royce. A private in World War I, he served in World War II as a major. Vanderbilt chose a career in journalism, much to the dismay of his wealthy parents, who hated the press. He worked at various times for three New York newspapers, the Herald, the Times and the Daily Mirror, but lost $6 million in unsuccessful newspaper startups. He wrote several books, including a biography of his mother, Grace Vanderbilt. He once said, "I would rather be a vagabond than a Vanderbilt," and offended high society with his memoir Farewell to Fifth Avenue. He was married seven times. Vanderbilt lectured on public affairs and was a strong supporter of the state of Israel.Fine condition.

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