Mansion Front Elevation Drawing

A Friends of Florham Bibliography

The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes (Paperback) ~ Lucius Beebe

Although this book does not mention the Vanderbilt-Twombly couple in the text, it includes a contemporary line drawing depicting the couple in church on their wedding day, for those interested in the appearance of Florence's wedding gown.


The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ~ T.J. Stiles

See Arthur Vanderbilt's review in a recent newsletter.


Fortune's Children ~ Arthur T. Vanderbilt 2nd


The Vanderbilt Women: Dynasty of Wealth, Glamour and Tragedy (Paperback) by Clarice Stasz


Patterson, Jerry E., The Vanderbilts, Abrams, NY, 1989
Burden, Shirley, The Vanderbilts in My Life, Ticknor and Fields, 1981


Burden, Wendy, Dead End Gene Pool, A Memoir

A recent review of this new book


Peggy and I:  A life too busy for a dull moment (Hardcover) by William A. M. Burden (Author) -- Florence Twombley Burden's son recounts his visits to Florham as a boy


The Vanderbilts and The Gilded Age: Architectural Aspirations 1879-1901 by John Foreman and Robbie Pierce Stimson -- a chapter on each of the houses--Biltmore, Shelburne, the Breakers, Marble House, Florham and others -- built by eight grandchildren of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt.