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Augustus Coe Gurnee dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
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The subject was the youngest of seven children of Kiliaen and Olivia (Atterbury) Van Rensselaer. He graduated from Yale in 1908 and attended New York Law School. He entered the diplomatic service as clerk of the Americam embassy in Lisbon, and from 1915 to 1917 he was third secretary of the American legation in Rome. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his brother.
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer V
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