LOUISE WHITFIELD CARNEGIE: Life of Mrs. Andrew Carnegie by

LOUISE WHITFIELD CARNEGIE: Life of Mrs. Andrew Carnegie

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There is the nostalgic quality of an old Currier & Ives print about the early life of this New York merchant's daughter who was born near Clement Moore's home in Chelsea, grew up in Gramercy Park and on upper Fifth Avenue when it was strictly residential. It continues in the story of her quiet, long courtship--mostly on horseback in Central Park--with the steel magnate who'd promised his aged mother he'd never narry during her lifetime. There is something nostalgic, too, about the story of the millionaire's wife who knew how to use wealth as well as her philanthropizing husband did -- who was content to follow, and later carry on, his belief that the bulk of a rich man's money belonged to the people. This book incorporates a good deal of material from Mrs. Carnegie's life-long diaries and there are a number of photographs.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1951
Publisher: Hastings House