Sunday, February 15, 2009

Peter R. Kissam

76 First Place. Brother-in-law to William Henry Vanderbilt. Banker and Financier. Office at 19 New Street New York City. Building exists today.
The Vanderbilt's and the Story of their Fortune by W.A. Croffut pg 181, 182.

NOTE: William Henry Vanderbilt, once the richest man in the world, was married to Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. She had three brothers, Benjamin, Samuel, and Peter. All lived in fashionable South Brooklyn, now called Carroll Gardens. Maria also had a sister who lived at 102 First Place. Portrait of Maria hangs in Vanderbilt Hall at Vanderbilt University.

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