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Astor, John Jacob 1763-1848

Overview
Works: 331 works in 543 publications in 1 language and 17,736 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Fiction  Portraits  Trials, litigation, etc  Records and correspondence  Archives  Personal narratives  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: F880, 917.8
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Statement and exposition of the title of John Jacob Astor to the lands purchased by him from the surviving children of Roger Morris and Mary his wife( Book )

6 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message from the President of the United States, communicating the letter of Mr. Prevost and other documents, relating to an establishment made at the mouth of Columbia River by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business letters, 1813-1828 by John Jacob Astor( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notable lawsuit by Franklin H Head( Book )

2 editions published between 1898 and 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes evidence collected by Frederick Law Olmsted to establish that John Jacob Astor, the trader in furs, had sold treasure buried on Olmsted ancestral land on Deer Isle in Maine by Captain Kidd
Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving( Book )

1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1810 John Jacob Astor sent two expeditions to the mouth of the Columbia River to establish a far flung trade empire based on furs. Three years later his plans were in ruins and his headquarters at Astoria with it's huge stock of valuable pelts were in the hands of the British and sold at a great loss to the North West Company. This daring venture was the real opening of the west. An important saga of the Western Fur Trade. John Jacob Astor, supplied Irving with many of the journals and other materials which he used in writing this history
Documents relating to blankets for the Indian trade( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Jacob Astor, landlord of New York by Arthur D. Howden Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.B. Johnson autobiography ... : Utica, N.Y. : by A. B Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of childhood in England; voyage to America; life in Utica and in New York City; meeting President Madison; marriage, 1814, to Abigail Louisa Smith, granddaughter of John Adams; information concerning the Adams family; career in law and in banking in Utica; his writing; cholera in Utica, 1832; copies of correspondence with John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Jacob Brown, Lafayette, B. Silliman, John Jacob Astor and others; experiences in politics; travels in Europe in 1852
American Fur Company papers by American Fur Company( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microfilmed papers of the American Fur Company. Includes microfilm copies of invoices, blotters, orders, memorandums, letter books, bound volumes, letters, and other papers. Correspondents include John Jacob Astor, Lewis Cass, Ramsay Crooks, Robert Stuart, Henry Hastings Sibley, Joseph Nicholas Nicollet, Lawrence Taliaferro, Sir Curtis Miranda Lampson, Sir George Simpson, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Jean Joseph Rolette, Pierre Chouteau, Gabriel Franchere, Charles Gratiot, George Bonga, Alan Morrison, and many others associated with the fur trade in Minnesota
Papers of Richard Cutts by Richard Cutts( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection also contains invitations from Dolley Madison and envelopes franked by her; an invitation from Lydia Howard Sigourney; promissary notes signed by James Madison; a poem to John Quincy Adams and a commission signed by him; and a commission signed by Caleb Strong
Stevens family papers by Stevens family( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials include letters, notes, drafts, bills, deeds, and other indentures, broadsides, copies of official documents, memoranda, maps and diagrams, as well as field books, journals, day books, account books, letter books, briefs, and historical and genealogical notes and memorabilia. In general, dates represented in the collection range from August, 1666, to the late nineteenth century. Copies of several letters of 1664 and 1665 are included and there are occasional letters and copies of wills through November, 1959. Subject matter of the papers relates to the activities and interests of the Stevens family of New Jersey in that colony and state, and in New York City and Philadelphia. Papers of the Hoboken Land and Improvement Co., a family corporation in New Jersey, are organized and filmed separately, though an integral part of the Stevens family papers, they cover roughly the years from 1839-1939
John Jacob Astor, an unwritten chapter by Calvin I Hoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Jacob Astor, son of Jacob Astor, was born in Waldorf, Germany in 1763. He came to America in 1783. This book also focuses on his partner, John Nicholas Emerick, whom he met on his way to America. John Nicholas was the son of John Daniel. He had immigrated to America from Germany in 1770 and later died in 1816. Book focuses on some problems dealing with his estate after his death
John Jacob Astor : business man by Kenneth Wiggins Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from John J. Astor to honorable Mr. Benton, in relation to blankets for the Indian trade by John Jacob Astor( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Astor petition to the legislature by Henry Astor( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Petition of Henry Astor, John Jacob Astor, and Lewis Dickson to the New York legislature for naturalization
American Fur Company records by American Fur Company( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also included in the collection are 20th century letters by Milo M. Quaife and others reporting on the condition and location of the original records of the American Fur Company
Hoboken, to Thos. W. Heath by John Jacob Astor( )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bank of Columbia Records by Washington, D.C.) Bank of Columbia (Georgetown( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Bank of Columbia Records has correspondence and legal and financial papers that document the history of the bank and its depositors. The collection holds letters, predominantly single letters, from many prominent citizens of Georgetown and Washington in the early nineteenth century, as well as from Treasury Department officials and officers of the Bank of the United States
 
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Alternative Names
Astor, Johann J. 1763-1848

Astor, Johann Jakob 1763-1848

Astor, Johannes Jakob

John Jacob Astor a German-born American businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States

John Jacob Astor Duits ondernemer

John Jacob Astor empresario

John Jacob Astor I imprenditore tedesco

Астор Джон Джекоб

Джон Джейкъб Астор

Джон Джекоб Астор

ג'ון ג'ייקוב אסטור

جان جیکب استر

جون جاكوب أستور

존 제이컵 애스터

ジョン・ジェイコブ・アスター

約翰·雅各·阿斯特

Languages
English (163)

Covers
Distant waves : a novel of the TitanicThree western narratives : a tour on the prairies ; Astoria ; The adventures of Captain BonnevilleJohn Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaireJohn Jacob Astor little journeys to the homes of great business men