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Emily Thorn Vanderbilt

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Occupation  heiress
Name  Emily Vanderbilt

Parents  William Henry Vanderbilt
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Born  1852Staten Island
Spouse(s)  William Douglas Sloane Henry White
Children  Florence Adele Sloane Lila Sloane Emily Vanderbilt Sloane
Role  William Henry Vanderbilt's daughter
Died  July 29, 1946, Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
Great-grandparents  Cornelius van Derbilt, Phebe Hand
Similar People  Cornelius Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt, Florence Adele Vanderbil, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Eliza Osgood Vanderbil

Grandparents  Cornelius Vanderbilt

Emily Thorn Vanderbilt (1852 – July 29, 1946) was an American philanthropist and a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family. She financed the creation of New York's Sloane Hospital for Women in 1888 with an endowment of more than $1,000,000.


Early life

She was born in 1852 as the fifth child, and second daughter, of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885) and Maria Louisa Kissam (1821–1896). Her paternal grandparents were Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877) and his wife, Sophia Johnson (1795–1868).

Philanthropy and work

She financed the creation of New York's Sloane Hospital for Women with an endowment of more than $1,000,000. The hospital is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian / Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and still in use today.

In 1885, she and her husband commissioned Peabody and Stearns to build Elm Court, the mammoth shingle-style 'cottage' in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Personal life

She married William Douglas Sloane (1844–1915), the brother of Henry T. Sloane of the carpet firm W. & J. Sloane, and they had three daughters and two sons. Together, they were the parents of:

  • Florence Adele Sloane (1873–1960), wife of James Abercrombie Burden Jr. and of Richard Montgomery Tobin.
  • Emily Vanderbilt Sloane (1874–1970), who married lawyer John Henry Hammond III.
  • Lila Vanderbilt Sloane (1878–1934), wife of William Bradhurst Osgood Field.
  • William Douglas Sloane (1883–1884)
  • Malcolm Douglas Vanderbilt Sloane (1885–1924), who married Elinor Lee.
  • In 1920, after Sloane's death, she married Henry White (1850–1927), American Ambassador to France and Italy, and a signatory of the Treaty of Versailles.

    She died on July 29, 1946 in Lenox, Massachusetts.


    Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White's grandchildren include Adele Hammond, paternal grandmother of actor Timothy Olyphant, Alice Frances Hammond, wife of jazz musician Benny Goodman, Rachel Hammond, wife of Manley D. Breck and cattle breeder, and John Henry Hammond II, talent scout.


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