Robber Baron

Lyndhurst Unit

This unit (number 3 in the series) was discovered standing alone in the hallway outside the upstairs library of Lyndhurst, Jay Gould’s country house on the Hudson. Gould was chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1874 to 1884. His daughter Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand-Perigord, donated the house to the National Trust in 1961. Unique among the series, this unit was entirely self-contained and operated apparently undisturbed for the better part of four decades following the Great War.