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Andrew HamiltonEssays

by Andrew Hamilton THE WHITNEYS are an old American family with roots in colonial New England. By accident I discovered some who were part of the nearly invisible dispersion of blue-bloods in the motion picture colony in Hollywood: first cousins John Hay Whitney and Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney,…
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Classic Essays

DOROTHY WHITNEY was an all-American blue-blooded baby. Her father, William C. Whitney, was Secretary of the Navy under President Cleveland. At Dorothy’s christening in Washington in 1887, the President, his Cabinet, the Supreme Court, and the leaders of Congress were all on hand. Today,…
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