This collection includes correspondence
primarily regarding the dissolution of the Foundation after Vanderbilt's death in 1961, and
agreements between the Foundation and Stanford University. Major correspondents include Earl
Herald, Robert Rofen, Giles Mead, Curtis Tarr, James Thurber and trustees of the
The George Vanderbilt Foundation was devoted to the collecting of ichthyological specimens
in the South Seas.
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