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Astor, John Jacob 1763-1848

Works: 352 works in 614 publications in 2 languages and 18,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Honoree, Other
Classifications: F880, 917.8
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Business letters, 1813-1828 by John Jacob Astor( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 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 6 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
John Jacob Astor : business man by Kenneth Wiggins Porter( Book )

4 editions published between 1931 and 1966 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 papers by John Jacob Astor( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York; Fragmentary record of business transaction with Richard Harrison (Autograph document signed, 1 page, note: "From the Tree Scrapbook," April 7, 1792); Philadelphia; Certificate of discharge of mortgage by Richard Kidney to Astor, witnessed by Aaron H. Palmer and Alfred Seton, attested also by Palmer as master in chancery (Document signed, 1 page, July 15, 1816); Letter to Richard Cutts, Washington. Requests means to obtain William Crawford's endorsement of a branch bank in Washington, the transfer will be open shortly, quotes prices of scrip. (Autograph letter signed, 3 pages, November 27, 1816); Certificate of payment of mortgage of Joseph Tucker for $2050.00, witnessed by Dvd. Hardenbrook and Jos. W. Moulton, attested also Jos. W. Moulton as notary (Document signed, 1 page March 19, 1827); Letter to Jonathan Smith, Philadelphia, requests receipt of payment on shares of the Bank of the United States (Autograph letter signed, 1 page, July 8, no year)
John J. Astor papers by John Jacob Astor( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers relating mainly to Astor's real estate investments at Green Bay and Prairie du Chien: account books, ledgers, journals, plat books, letter books, and other documents, such as indentures and contracts. A large portion of the collection consists of letters from Astor's Wisconsin agents, including James D. Doty, Henry S. Baird, James S. Baker, and Nathan Goodell. Similar scattered materials relate to Canadian lands and Astoria; business papers for the Pacific Fur Company, the Montreal-Michilimackinac Company, and Astor's China trade are also included
Papers of Richard Cutts by Richard Cutts( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also brief genealogical materials on the Cutts family; two letters to Lucia Beverley Cutts (1886); newsclippings; Richard Cutts's Superintendant General of Military Supplies oath; obituaries; receipts for pew rent and a minister's salary (1752-1753); a printed appeal for biographical information on Harvard graduates from John Landgon Sibley; and a silhouette of Martha Jefferson Hackley Cutts
by John Jacob Astor( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of letters concerning the American fur trade. 75 Astor letters adressed primarily to Ramsey Crooks between 1813 and 1828. Also included 44 Cooks letters (duplicates) to Astor. Among other correspondences are A.D. Stuart, Wilson P. Stuart, Simon Philipson, and William B. Astor. Also included are two agreements between Astor and Crooks, and the List of stockholders of American Fur Company for 1843. Accompanied by newspapers clippings about Crooks
John Jacob Astor, an unwritten chapter by C. I Hoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in 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
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
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
Certain rich men: Stephen Girard--John Jacob Astor--Jay Cooke--Daniel Drew--Cornelius Vanderbilt--Jay Gould--Jim Fisk by Meade Minnigerode( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in Undetermined 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

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
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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John Jacob Astor : little journeys to the homes of great business menJohn Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaireThree western narratives : a tour on the prairies ; Astoria ; The adventures of Captain BonnevilleDistant waves : a novel of the TitanicSix tycoons : the lives of John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Joseph P. Kennedy
Alternative Names
Astor, Johann J. 1763-1848

Astor, Johann Jakob 1763-1848

Astor, Johannes Jacob 1763-1848

Astor, Johannes Jakob

John Jacob Astor

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

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John Jacob Astor empresario

John Jacob Astor empresário norte-americano de origem alemã, comerciante, comerciante de peles e investidor, o primeiro membro proeminente da família Astor e o primeiro multi-milionário nos Estados Unidos

John Jacob Astor I German-American businessman

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