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Sub Section: The Young Men of Society: The Bachelors
The bachelor sons of the wealthy men of society, may choose to remain as such, rather than commit themselves to the responsibility of a wife, which can become quite costly with her extravagance of irrational expenses, while others lament or make the excuse that they have not found a suitable feminine partner. Some of these young men lead useless and unproductive lives carousing with their acquaintances till the wee hours of the morning, while papa is occupied amassing his huge personal fortune. As long as his bleary-eyed, shaky-hand son puts in an appearance at the office in the morning, papa is quite content with that. Yet there are other young men, that choose to follow in their father's footsteps, winning success for themselves on their own merits.
 
 
Article Name: Our Rich Young Men, An Evil Reformed 1854  English vs. American
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Article Name: Sons Of Powerful Financial Men Win Success For Themselves
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Article Name: Etiquette Advice to the Bachelors That Entertain
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Article Name: The Bachelor's Ball
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Article Name: Dance of the Bachelor
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Sub Section: The Gentlemen
  "The true gentleman is one who has been fashioned after the highest models...his qualities depend not on fashion or manners but upon moral worth--not on personal possessions but upon personal qualities"   Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them, 1882
 
 
Web Link: The Gentleman
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Victorian Web

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Web Link: A Gentleman's Behavior
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The Gentleman's Page

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Web Link: The Etiquette of Calling
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The Gentleman's Page

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Web Link: Vice and the Gentlemen
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The Gentleman's Page

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Web Link: Portrait of A Gentleman
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Victoria Station

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Web Link: The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
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Making of America

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Web Link: A Masculine High Tea, Harper's Bazaar 1896
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Victoriana

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Web Link: Manners For Men: As A Single Man 1800's-Part I
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Literary Liaisons

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Web Link: Manners For Men: Courtship and Marriage-Part II
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Literary Liaisons

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Web Link: Refusal on the Grounds of Dislike: The Unsuitable Suitor of 1879
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Victoriana

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Sub Section: The Man's Attire
"The dress of a gentleman should be such as not to excite any special observation, unless it be for neatness and propriety. The utmost care should be exercised to avoid even the appearance of desiring to attract attention by the peculiar formation of any article of attire, or by the display of an immoderate quantity of jewelry, both being a positive evidence of vulgarity. His dress should be studiously neat, leaving no other impression than that of a well dressed gentleman." Martine's Handbook of Etiquette, 1866
 
 
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Encarta

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Web Link: Men's Collars in History
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University of Alaska

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Web Link: Men's Clothing 1803-1830
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Victoriana.com

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Web Link: Men's Clothing 1811-1812
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Victoriana.com

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Web Link: Men's Clothing 1830's
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Victoriana.com

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Web Link: Men's Clothing 1840's
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Victoriana.com

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Web Link: Victorian Men's Attire
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Victorian Bazaar

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Web Link: The Tuxedo
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Lemelson Mitt

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Sub Section: The Wealthy Businessmen of New York.
In the World of Society, the chief effort of every man is to secure wealth, and lots of it. Wealth is an absolute necessity to the enjoyment of social pleasures. These men would work very hard, planning and scheming,  with a persistency that often wins the success they covet. A sudden fortunate speculation on the part of the husband, or the father, may bring them enormous wealth in the course of a few days. The wives and daughters of these men live up to every cent of their incomes, and often beyond them, striving to outdo their acquaintances in the New York Society. They are lucky indeed, if they can hold their positions long.
 
 
Article Name: Wealthy New York City Businessmen Tid-Bits
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Web Link: The Old Merchants of New York City 1863
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Web Link: August Belmont
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Famous Americans.net

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Web Link: John David Wolfe
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Web Link: William H. Aspinwall
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Web Link: John Jacob Astor
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Web Link: Nicholas Bayard
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Web Link: John Butterfield
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Web Link: Andrew Carnegie
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Famous Americans.net

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Web Link: William K. Vanderbilt
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: George T. Downing
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: Richard Morris Hunt
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: John La Farge
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: Harry Lehr
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: Samuel Ward McAllister
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University of Virginia

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Web Link: J. Pierpont Morgan
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Houghton Mifflin Company

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Web Link: Jay Gould
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Web Link: Alexander Turney Stewart
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Web Link: George Fisher Baker-Banker
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: John Davison Rockefeller-Petroleum
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American Classification of Wealth

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Web Link: The Rockefeller Family
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American Classification of Wealth

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Web Link: Edward Stephen Harkness-Oil and Gas
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Columbia University

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Web Link: Charles Micheal Schwab-Steel
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: James Buchanan Duke-Tobacco
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Duke University

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Sub Section: New York Businessmen Who Were Called Robber Barons
"Robber baron was a term revived in the 19th century in the United States as a pejorative reference to businessmen who dominated their relevant industries and amassed huge personal fortunes, typically as a direct result of pursuing various anti-competitive or unfair business practices. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen,  argues that the modern
businessman is no different from a barbarian, in that he uses brute force, cunning and competitive skills to make money from others, and then lives off the spoils of conquests rather than producing things himself. " Wikipedia Encyclopedia
 
 
Web Link: John Jacob Astor
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Web Link: Daniel Drew
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: James Fisk
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: Henry Flagler
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: Jay Gould
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: Edward Henry Harriman
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: J. P. Morgan
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: Cornelius Vanderbilt
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Wikipedia Encyclopedia

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Web Link: The Lords of Industry 1884
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Fordham University

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Sub Section: Wall Street, New York City's Financial District: The Heart of Society's Wealth
"Wall street, is the great financial centre of America. It has been remarked that the men who do business in Wall street have a prematurely old look, and that they die at a comparatively early age. This is not strange. They live too fast. Their bodies and minds are taxed too severely to last long. No man can tell one week whether he will be a beggar or a millionaire the next. While one man makes a fortune by a sudden rise in stocks or gold, one thousand are ruined. Even the soundest and best established firms fall with a crash under these sudden reverses. The privilege of owning a seat at the New York Stock Exchange in 1902 was valued at  $80,000. The Purchase of this seat gives the member an opportunity to stand for five hours of every business day and trade with such of the 1099 members as may be about in those elusive commodities known as stocks, bonds, bullion, and loans."
 
 
Article Name: Stock Exchange Information Prior to 1901 Part I
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Article Name: Stock Exchange Information Prior to 1901 Part II
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Article Name: Stock Exchange Information Prior to 1901 Part III
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Article Name: The Stock Exchange and Curb Exchange
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Article Name: Business In New York 1868
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Article Name: Merchants Association of New York
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Article Name: Speculation
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Article Name: How Stocks are Sold
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Article Name: Wall Street: The Great Financial Center of America Part I
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Article Name: Wall Street: The Great Financial Center of America Part II
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Article Name: 1930 List of Stocks and Bonds Businesses
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Article Name: Bankers and Wall Street Operators
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Article Name: A Seat On 'Change 1902
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Article Name: Values of "Change Seats 1905
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Web Link: The Diary Of A Young 1929 Trader
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Sub Section: Wealth At Risk, A Reverse of Fortune
Not a year passes where there isn't mentioned the failure of a prominent businessman in New York. His friends would sympathize with his situation, reassuring him that it was not his fault, that he was prudent and industrious in his business, but that his family was irresponsible by living beyond his actual means in order not to lose their place in society. The fortunes that were spent every year in dress, entertainment as well as furnishing their houses in the most sumptuous style were overwhelming. All this extravagance, and when the crash comes they are ruined. Where so many smiling faces have been seen, there is gloom and uneasiness in many of the homes of the wealthy. Fortunes are wiped out or badly hit, as a result of a financial crash.
 
 
Article Name: Speculation In Stocks
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Article Name: Stock Swindles
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Article Name: A Shock To Wall Street 1885 Part I
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Article Name: A Shock To Wall Street 1885 Part II
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Article Name: Panics, Depressions and Economic Crisis Prior to 1930
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Article Name: The Panic of 1819
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Article Name: Panic and Depression 1832
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Article Name: Panic and Depression 1836
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Article Name: The Panic of 1837
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Article Name: The Panic of 1857
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Article Name: Panic and Depression 1869-1871
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Article Name: The Panic of 1873
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Article Name: The Panic of 1893-Financial World
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Article Name: The Panic of 1901-Market Fails, Panic Reigns Part I
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Article Name: The Panic of 1901-Market Fails, Panic Reigns Part II
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Article Name: The Panic of 1901-At The Stock Exchange
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Article Name: The Panic and Depression of 1929
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Article Name: How Shrewd Men Are Ruined 1869
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Article Name: Life's Vicissitudes- A Reverse of Fortune  (Victorian America)
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