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Primary Source BibliographyUNPUBLISHED PRIMARY SOURCESAlbany Institute for History and Art, Albany, New YorkErastus Corning I PapersNew York Central Railroad CollectionAmerican Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MassachusettsComstock Family PapersRichard Ward Greene PapersBaker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MassachusettsErie Railway Company CollectionRecords of R. G. Dun & Co.Western Union Telegraph Company CollectionBancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CaliforniaJoseph N. Allen DiaryH. H. Bancroft CollectionH. H. Bancroft Notes on the Vanderbilt FamilyPapers Concerning the Filibuster WarBentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganJames F. Joy Papers, Henry B. Joy Historical Research CollectionRare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library, Boston, MassachusettsCharles Francis Adams PapersWilliam Lloyd Garrison PapersVictoria Woodhull-Martin PapersButler Library, Columbia University, New York, New YorkJames Buchanan Papers, Microfilm CopyCalifornia Historical Society, San Francisco, CaliforniaWinchester PapersCarl A. Kroch Library, Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University, Ithaca, New YorkFrederick Gardiner to Charles Gill, September 6, 1838Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MichiganBurton Historical CollectionJames F. Joy PapersMrs. F. A. Vanderbilt PapersArchives and Special Collections, Drew University, Madison, New JerseyGibbons Family PapersRare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina"Memoir of Alva Murray Smith Vanderbilt Belmont," Matilda Young PapersHanson A. Risley PapersGilder Lehrman Institute of American History New-York Hstorical Society, New York, New YorkAaron Burr, "Of the Validity of the Laws Granting Livingston & Fulton the Exclusive Right of Using Fire and Steam to Propel Boats or Vessels"John P. Hale to Charles Sumner, March 18, 1854Horace Greeley to William P. Fessenden, October 4, 1864Horace Greeley, E. D. Morgan et al. to William P. Fessenden, October 10, 1864Horace Greeley to William P. Fessenden, December 1, 1864Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DelawareCentral Railroad Company of New Jersey PapersHuntington Library, San Marino, CaliforniaSamuel L. M. Barlow PapersLauriston Hall PapersManuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, District of ColumbiaChester A. Arthur PapersNathaniel P. Banks PapersBaring Brothers Archive, Microfilm CopyJohn M. Clayton PapersHamilton Fish PapersBenjamin B. French PapersAbraham Lincoln PapersWilliam L. Marcy PapersHiram Paulding PapersReid Family PapersEdwin M. Stanton PapersJohn Hill Wheeler PapersDepartment of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, Morgan Library, New York, New YorkCyrus W. Field CollectionJ. P. Morgan Letterpress BooksNational Archives, College Park, MarylandDiplomatic Instructions of the Department of State, 18011906: Central American States, vol. 15, May 29, 1833July 25, 1858, Microfilm Publication M77Costa Rican Claims Convention of July 2, 1860, Record Group 76National Archives, Washington, District of ColumbiaLetters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons, 18411886, Microfilm Publication M89Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for New York and New Jersey, 18621866, Microfilm Publication M603U.S. Military Academy Application Papers, Microfilm Publication M688Custom House Records, Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, Record Group 41Letter Books of U.S. Naval Officers, March 1778July 1908, Record Group 45Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army), Record Group 153National Archives, New York, New YorkNew York Tax Assessment Lists, 18671873, Record Group 58Old Records Division, New York County Clerk's Office, New York, New YorkJohn De Forest and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. vs. Daniel Morgan, April 5, 1817, file 1817-#337, Court of Common PleasCornelius Vanderbilt and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. vs. Phineas Carman and Cornelius P. Wyckoff, May 26, 1817, file 1817-#1201, Court of Common PleasAaron Ogden v. Thomas Gibbons, December 4, 1819, file O-109, Court of ChanceryFitz G. Halleck v. Daniel Drew, March 15, 1820, file 1820-#479, Court of Common PleasJohn R. Livingston v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, December 28, 1822, file L J-1822-V-18, Supreme Court JudgmentsJohn Adams, Treasurer of New York Hospital, v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, June 27, 1826, file 1820-#20, Court of Common PleasCornelius Vanderbilt v. Patrick Rice, November 26, 1827, file 1827-#1300, Court of Common PleasPatrick Rice v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, November 26, 1827, file 1827-#1671, Court of Common PleasWalter Blair v. Daniel Drew, March 10, 1831, file 1831-#87, Court of Common PleasCharles Hoyt v. John Brooks Jr., May 8, 1833, file BM 2163-H, Court of ChanceryJames Ingham and James Leslie v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, December 15, 1834, file 1834- #756, Court of Common PleasNestor Houghton v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, August 10, 1837, file BM V016-H, Court of ChanceryJames Guyon and Cornelius Vanderbilt v. Moulton Bullock, James W. Otis, and Jonathan Prescott Hall Prescott Hall, March 16, 1838, file BM 1404-G, Court of ChanceryCornelius Vanderbilt v. John W. De Grauw and Jane, His Wife, Walter N. DeGrauw, John J. Stephens, and Others Stephens, and Others, May 30, 1839, file D CH 104-V, Court of ChanceryCornelius Vanderbilt v. John Martineau and Eliza, His Wife, and Anna B. Cook, Executrix of Richard M. Cook, Deceased of Richard M. Cook, Deceased, September 13, 1839, file D CH 100-V, Court of ChanceryJoseph Tobey v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, October 15, 1839, file 1839-# 1291, Superior CourtDaniel Drew v. Bates Cooke, September 8, 1840, file BM 1233-D, Court of ChanceryRichmond Turnpike Company v. Oliver Vanderbilt, July 24, 1841, file BM 442, Court of ChanceryState of Indiana v. Daniel Drew, Nelson Robinson, Eli Kelly, Milton Stapp, William S. Dunham, and David Leavit, August 20, 1841, file BM 19-I, Court of ChanceryIsaac Schuyler v. Daniel Drew, Nelson Robinson & Co., October 27, 1841, file BM S-476, Court of ChanceryRichmond Turnpike Company v. Oliver Vanderbilt, July 11, 1842, file L.J.-1842-N-66, Supreme Court Law JudgmentsDaniel Drew and Isaac Newton v. New York and Erie Rail Road Company, September 10, 1842, file 1842-#331, Superior CourtOroondates Mauran and Cornelius Vanderbilt v. Morris Woolf May 11, 1843, file 1843- #814, Court of Common Pleas, NYCC May 11, 1843, file 1843- #814, Court of Common Pleas, NYCCPhebe Vanderbilt v. Charles M. Simonson and His Wife, John K Vanderbilt and Charles M. Simonson Junior, Executors, and Mary Simonson, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament Simonson Junior, Executors, and Mary Simonson, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Cornelius Simonson, Deceased, and John K Vanderbilt of Cornelius Simonson, Deceased, and John K Vanderbilt, April 27, 1844, file D CH-177- V V, Court of ChanceryJacob H. Vanderbilt and John Vanderbilt v. the People of the State of New York, May 10, 1844, file PL-1844-P-424, Supreme Court PleadingsPeople of the City of New York v. Jacob H. Vanderbilt, December 19, 1844, file 1844-#771, Court of Common PleasCornelius Vanderbilt v. Henry N. Caldwell, March 4, 1845, file 1845-#1669, Court of Common PleasNew York, Providence, and Boston Rail Road Company v. Elisha Peck, Richard M. Blatchford, James Foster Jr., Henry G. Stebbins, Matthew Morgan, Samuel Jaudon, and William S James Foster Jr., Henry G. Stebbins, Matthew Morgan, Samuel Jaudon, and William S. Wetmore Wetmore, January 3, 1848, file PL-1848-N-4, Supreme Court PleadingsCurtis Peck v. Daniel Drew, January 31, 1848, file PL-1848-P 256, Supreme Court PleadingsIsaac Spencer Jr. v. Daniel Drew, Nelson Robinson, Robert W. Kelley, and Daniel B. Allen, March 20, 1848, file 1848-#951A, Court of Common PleasNelson Robinson, Robert W. Kelley, and Daniel B. Allen v. Daniel Drew and Isaac Newton, file PL-1848-R, June 27, 1848, Supreme Court PleadingsOliver Vanderbilt v. the Richmond Turnpike Company, July 17, 1848, file 1848-#1238, Superior CourtNelson Robinson, Robert W. Kelley, and Daniel B. Allen v. Daniel Drew and Isaac Newton, file PL-1848-R 2, November 2, 1848, Supreme Court PleadingsCurtis Peck v. Daniel Drew, January 7, 1850, file PL-1850-P-3, Supreme Court Pleadings, NYCCRussell Sturgis v. George Law and Alanson P. St. John, March 27, 1850, 1850922, Superior CourtDaniel B. Allen, Jeremiah Simonson, William McLean, Alexander H. Britton, William H Vanderbilt, Nathaniel Hayward, Henry Anderson, John Peck, and the Said Daniel B. Allen Vanderbilt, Nathaniel Hayward, Henry Anderson, John Peck, and the Said Daniel B. Allen, Jacob H Vanderbilt, and James Brady, Trustees of the California Navigation Company of Jacob H Vanderbilt, and James Brady, Trustees of the California Navigation Company of New York v. James H Fisk and Cornelius Vanderbilt New York v. James H Fisk and Cornelius Vanderbilt, January 24, 1851, file PL-1851-A 17, Supreme Court PleadingsCornelius Vanderbilt vs. George Law and Others, August 16, 1851, file CV-V-20, Supreme Court PleadingsCornelius Vanderbilt v. Accessory Transit Company, January 12, 1854, file PL 1854-V9, Supreme Court PleadingsDavid S. Manners and Lydia Roberts, Administrators of Samuel Roberts, Deceased, v. George Law and Arnold Mason Law and Arnold Mason, March 18, 1854, file 1854-#2117, Superior CourtGeorge J. Lathrop v. Cornelius Vanderbilt and Daniel Drew, May 4, 1854, file LJ-1854-V-131, Supreme Court Law JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. William C Moon, June 7, 1854, file L J-1854-M-398, Supreme Court JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. Reuben C. Stone, September 12, 1854, file L J-1854-S-19, Supreme Court JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. John C Thompson and Minthorne Tompkins, September 26, 1854, file J L-1854-T-172, Supreme Court JudgmentsJames H Quimby v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, November 13, 1854, file 1854-#1242, Court of Common PleasCornelius Vanderbilt v. Spring Valley Shot & Lead Manufacturing Company, April 21, 1855, file L J-1855-S-206, Supreme Court JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. Spring Valley Shot & Lead Manufacturing Company, July 26, 1855, file L J-1855-S-208Cornelius Vanderbilt v. Spring Valley Shot & Lead Manufacturing Company, May 2, 1855, file L J-1855-S-212, Supreme Court JudgmentsNew York Life Insurance & Trust Co. v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Freeman Campbell and Mary Ann, His Wife, Rutherford Moody and Eunice P., His Wife, Jacob J. Van Pelt and Sarah Ann, His Wife, Rutherford Moody and Eunice P., His Wife, Jacob J. Van Pelt and Sarah, His Wife, and Jay Jarvis, President of the Citizen's Bank His Wife, and Jay Jarvis, President of the Citizen's Bank, September 25, 1855, file PL 1855-N14, Supreme Court PleadingsJames H Quimby v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, November 21, 1855, file 1855-#1313, Court of Common PleasCharles H. Wright v. Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., January 21, 1856, file LJ-1856-V-100, Supreme Court JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. Jesse P. Wilson, March 19, 1856, file 1856-#2735, Superior CourtGeorge S. Salls v. Cornelius Vanderbilt, November 17, 1856, file 1855-#1226, Court of Common PleasCornelius Vanderbilt v. Mark Wadleigh and Calvin E. Knox, June 24, 1857, file LJ-1857-W- 173, Supreme Court JudgmentsCornelius Vanderbilt v. 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A Note About the Author

T. J. Stiles is the author of Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, winner of the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has written for the Book Prize. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, Smithsonian New York Times Book Review, Smithsonian, and Salon.com, among other publications, and held the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He lives in the Presidio of San Francisco with his wife and son. For more information about T. J. Stiles and The First Tycoon The First Tycoon, see www.tjstiles.com.



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