The Jekyll Island Club Southern Haven for America's Millionaires by William Barton McCash and June Hall McCash is a 251-page hardcover published in 1989 by The University of Georgia Press. Apart from some minor shelf wear to the top edge of the dust jacket, the book is in very good condition.
From its inception in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club included in it's elite membership the nation's most wealthy families, among them the Rockefeller's, Pulitzer's, Vanderbilt's, and Morgans. Far away from the hectic northern cities where the members tended their fortunes, this private island refuge off the coast of Georgia was one place where the wealthy could set a tranquil pace and tenor for their lives.
Bringing together over 240 fascinating photographs, Barton and June McCash trace in The Jekyll Island Club the sixty-two year history of this exclusive winter retreat, whose members at one time were reputed to represent one-seventh of the nation's wealth. From the time of the club's opening, the members came to Jekyll Island each season, arriving in yachts and in private train cars from New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia to pursue a life of elegant leisure. Capturing the lives and amusements of the very wealthy, this evocative photographic history records elaborate costume balls and playful outdoor parties; the Rockefeller clan gathered at water's edge and J.P. Morgan lounging by the pool; Victor Astor's "patented beach boat" and the Gould's private indoor tennis court; the Vanderbilt's yacht anchored off-shore and the imposing "cottages" built by individual members.ISBN: 0-8203-1070-0