There are many articles regarding The Belmont – Whiting Scandal of 1883.
Due to copyrights, they cannot be published here, but you can follow the links.
American Gilt -Book I
Links for “Début“
U. S. Census 1870
2. “Wedded At Newport” The New York Times Archives
New York Public Library
George L. Rives Genealogy Notes – # 77
Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscript Library
The Newport Preservation Society
The New York Public Library
The New York Historical Society