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Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877-1964)

Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan (1877-1964), onetime Duchess of Marlborough. Parents: William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont. Married: (1895) Charles 'Sunny' Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough; (1921) Col. Jacques Balsan. Sons: John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford (10th Duke of Marlborough) & Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill. Buried: St. Martin's churchyard, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England.

1915 Pierce-Arrow Model 38-C, custom built originally for Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. | Sister-in-law of the Duchess of Marlborough

Consuelo Vanderbilt | Duchess of Marlborough Portrait circa 1906. Burr McIntosh Monthly. vol.XI, no.42 (September 1906)

Consuelo Vanderbilt | Duchess of Marlborough Portrait circa 1906. Burr McIntosh Monthly. vol.XI, no.42 (September 1906)

Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough Portrait circa 1906

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This clip from Downton Abbey makes reference to Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, society maven turned suffrage leader, and her daugther Consuelo (nee Vanderbilt, later Balsan), one-time Duchess of Marlborough.

Consuelo Vanderbilt | Duchess of Marlborough.

Duchess of Marlborough - ID: 1536818 - NYPL Digital Gallery

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Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough (c. 1909) published by Bassano Ltd.| Consuelo Vanderbilt, later Mme Jacques Balsan.

Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough with her sons John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blanford (later 10th Duke of Marlborough) and Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill. Photographed by Rita Martin.

Elliot Fitch Shepard husband of Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt, Consuelo Vanderbilt's aunt.

Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont (the former Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt) Pictured (1905) in The Era Magazine: an illustrated monthly

Mrs. James Burden (Florence Adele Sloane), Mr. Whitney Warren at Hyde Ball (3 Jan 1905). She was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin.

Lady Mandeville (neé Consuelo Yznaga) costumed as guest of honor for the infamous Vanderbilt Costume Ball of 1883. She was Consuelo Vanderbilt's godmother

Gravestone for Fernando Yznaga, onetime uncle of Consuelo Vanderbilt (he was first married to her aunt Virginia "Jenny" Smith) and the brother of Consuelo's godmother Consuelo Yznaga, Duchess of Manchester. Yznaga remained among the closest of friends with W. K. Vanderbilt even after both were divorced from the Smith sisters (Jenny & Alva).

Museum of the City of New York - Gravestone for Fernando Yznaga.

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Mabel Wright was the second wife of Fernando Yznaga, Consuelo Vanderbilt's onetime Uncle (he was married to her aunt Virginia Jenny Smith) and the brother of her godmother Consuelo Yznaga, Duchess of Manchester.

Consuelo Vanderbilt's aunt Mrs. W. D. Sloane (Emily Thorn Vanderbilt) and her husband were benefactors of Sloane Maternity Hospital and the Vanderbilt Clinic in New York.

Standing left William D. Sloane; next to him is a daughter Lila Vanderbilt Sloane (Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood Field); and next to her Mrs. Wm D. Sloane (Emily Thorne Vanderbilt). Pictured at Muir Glacier 1897. Mrs. Sloane was Consuelo Vanderbilt's aunt.

A youngg William Bradhurst Osgood Field the husband of Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin Lila Vanderbilt Sloane.

Mrs. Field, a young Osgood Field, and Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood Field (Lila Vanderbilt Sloane), Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin.

From a dinner hosted (23 Jan 1888) by Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II at her residence, 1 West 57th St. She was the aunt of Consuelo Vanderbilt | menu

Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt: Menus: Whats on the menu?

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New York Herald (21 Jan 1899) Mrs. W. D. Sloane's Dinner Dance. She was Consuelo Vanderbilt's aunt, the former Emily Thorn Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843-1899) from the San Francisco Call (13 Sep 1899) Cornelius Vanderbilt Dies Very Suddenly

George W. Vanderbilt and and his niece's (Lila Vanderbilt Sloane) husband William B. Osgood Field.

Lila Vanderbilt Sloane (Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood Field) in her living room. She was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin, the daughter of Emily Thorn Vanderbilt and W. D. Sloane..

Menu card from a dinner hosted by Consuelo Vanderbilt's aunt Mrs. W. D. Sloane (Emily Thorn Vanderbilt) at 642 Fifth Ave. (20 Jan 1899) | menu