In the 1880s, he famously persuaded Northern Pacific Railroad president Henry Villard
to donate $50,000 in railroad bonds to ensure that the university did not close for financial reasons.
According to Ernest's friend and fellow patient at the Red Cross Hospital Henry Villard
, "Ag" was a nickname that Agnes was often called by "those who got to know her best" (28).
Bistro: At Villard Michel Richard (455 Madison Avenue, East 50th Street, Midtown, 212 891 8100) the centerpiece is that of the ornate drawing room of Henry Villard
's 1882 mansion-- a Gilded Age treasure.
Daughter Fanny, who lived until 1928, devoted herself to women's suffrage and world peace after the death of investor and railroad entrepreneur Henry Villard
, in 1900, while sons Wendell Phillips and Francis Jackson produced a four-volume biography of their father, showing both their devotion to him as a reformer and family man and their own role in causes he held dear.
Helen Frances (Fanny) married the German American businessman and newspaperman Henry Villard
and continued to fight for racial and gender equality until her death.
Fanny married the German-born journalist Henry Villard
and lived a life of wealth and luxury, compared to her upbringing.
From the battlefield of the first encounter at Bull Run came the scouring assembly of news-seekers such as Charles Charleton Coffin, Henry Villard
, and Uriah Painter of the North, Peter Alexander and Felix Gregory de Fontaine who worked for Southern papers, and William Howard Russell of the Times of London.
In 1881--still early days in Stanford's career--the firm was approached by Henry Villard
, a railroad magnate, who wanted an edifice designed for him that would contain six domiciles for himself and his children, with their families, on a lot at Madison Avenue and Fifty-first Street.
* The New York Herald's Henry Villard
, the only reporter who bothered to take notes on Lincoln's "affectionate farewell" to his townsmen at the Springfield, Ill., railroad station.
His account includes portraits of prominent individuals--among them, Ben Holliday, Henry Villard
, James J.