Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mrs Henry White ~ Dowager of Lenox

Mrs. White in the Conservatory of Her Lenox Home
'Elm Court'. Photo: Courtesy of Robert Bruce.
Here is the incredible biography of Mrs. Henry White written by her friend 
and biographer, the collector Robert Bruce. 

Emily Vanderbilt Sloane White. Second daughter, and fourth child, of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885), and Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt (1821-1896); grandaughter of 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), founder of the family fortune. Wife of William Douglas Sloane (1844-1915), president of the W. & J. Sloane Company; furniture makers and decorators. Charitably minded, together they founded the Sloane Maternity Hospital in New York, the first of its kind. Renowned hostess of New York aristocracy's golden era, who, along with her sister, Florence Vanderbilt Twombly; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt; and friends, Ruth Livingston Mills, and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry, came to exercise complete dominance over "Old Guard" New York and Newport Society. Widowed five years, in 1920 she married superb diplomat, and family friend, Henry White, a widower of age seventy. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, "The most useful man in the entire diplomatic service." Widowed again, in 1927, she lived on for another score of years entertaining at her New York townhouse, and at her vast country estate, 'Elm Court', in Lenox, Massachusetts ~ of 93 rooms it was the largest shingle-style house ever constructed; its greenhouses, providing flowers and fruits in all seasons, covered over two acres of land. At moments she had moved those on Fifth Avenue, and in Lenox, with the fatal luxury of her exquisite maroon Rolls Royce, of the Vanderbilt fleet. Her ample fortune allowing such elegance throughout her lifetime. Passing away peacefully in Lenox, her service was held there at Trinity Church, with music provided by her favorite organist, Archer Gibson, assisted by Johnston F. Stewart.
Biography compiled and written by Robert Bruce 


  1. CHIEF DR LUCKY HERBAL TREATMENT   Thank you very much Chief Lucky for curing my HPV virus totally. You are really a Godsent, I promise you that I will always recommend you. and to share your testimony to people. Contact him now thanks all. CHIEF LUCKY CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASES:-
    1: HIV/AIDS2: HSV3: LUPUS4: ALS5: HEPATITIS B6: DIABETES7: HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS DISEASE(HPV)8: CANCER 9: PAD10: Penis enlargement PENIS ENLARGEMENT 11: THYROID ETC..  WhatsApp him on +2348132777335 or email (

  2. Five weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. It all started when i went to summer camp i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when I came back from camp I saw him with a young lady kissing in his bed room, I was frustrated and it gave me a sleepless night. I thought he will come back to apologies but he didn't come for almost three week i was really hurt but i thank Dr.Azuka for all he did i met Dr.Azuka during my search at the internet i decided to contact him on his email he brought my boyfriend back to me just within 48 hours i am really happy. What’s app contact : +44 7520 636249‬

  3. To know more about Chief Dr Lucky you can visit his website (
     A friend that suffered from Herpes and was cure with the help of this great herbal doctor Chief Lucky so i decided to contact him for help in getting rid of my families genital herpes virus 1/2 which i did and all i was told to provide was just some useful information and some materials used in preparation of the natural cure and that i did and now i am the happiest person on earth because i am writing this testimony of mine with joy and happiness in my heart to the whole world to know that natural remedy is real because i am a living testimony of Chief Lucky traditional herbal cure and i want you all to contact Chief Lucky via his email: or WhatsApp him +2348132777335 am sure he will help you too.

  4. Dusun Shimshal berada di seputar Hunza 13000 mtr. di permukaan laut dan memiliki luas total 3800 KM persegi. Danau Shimshal pada dasarnya adalah melihat udara alami dari air gletser yang mencair yang mengalir melalui saluran angin-anginan. Danau Shimshal berada 40 km dari dusun Shimshal dan menghampar di sejauh tepian Cina.

    Wilayah Pegunungan Gilgit-Baltistan di Pakistan tersedia rumah untuk beberapa tempat basah alpine terhitung Danau Shimshal Pamir. Shimshal adalah satu dusun di Gojal, Hunza Nagar, di Gilgit Baltistan, yang awalnya adalah sisi dari provinsi Khyper Pakhtunkhwa. Jadi dusun dengan posisi paling tinggi di Lembah Hunza, berada seputar 13.000 mtr. di permukaan laut.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...