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Astor, John Jacob 1763-1848

Works: 326 works in 497 publications in 1 language and 16,012 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Fiction  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Correspondent, Honoree
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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A notable lawsuit by Franklin H Head ( Book )
2 editions published between 1898 and 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 by Adam D Steuart ( Book )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 4 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
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
A.B. Johnson autobiography ... : Utica, N.Y. : by A. B Johnson ( Book )
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
Hoboken, to Thos. W. Heath by John Jacob Astor ( )
1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Perkins autograph letter collection by John I. Perkins ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Book collector extraordinaire John I. Perkins (1863-1942) bequeathed not only 6000 exceptional rare books to Scripps College, but a remarkable collection of over 500 autographed letters and documents. Leaving the East Coast on an around the world sea voyage to settle in Los Angeles in about 1904, Mr. Perkins was known as a discriminating, serious, and modest gentleman collector of books of fine printing, illustrated books, fine bindings, and early manuscripts. After meeting the beguiling Scripps College librarian Dorothy M. Drake in 1939, Mr. Perkins determined to give his collection to the College which "now has a fine library, housed in a beautiful building, specially constructed for the purpose it serves." Mr. Perkins wanted his collection used by students. Still housed in the Ella Strong Denison Library and steadily used by students are important resources for the study of the history of the book: cuneiform tablets, papyrus and palm leaf books, thirteenth to sixteenth century illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, and splendid examples of modern presswork from the turn-of-the-[19th] century to the present. Mr. Perkins collected printed books from all centuries in many areas with an emphasis on literature and history. Along with the books are handwritten, signed letters (ALS) and typed and signed documents that illuminate and enhance the study of a variety of disciplines. Here are letters from primarily American and English artists, pioneers, suffragists, jurists, statesmen, poets, scientists, humorists, actresses, essayists, educators, generals, novelists, and musicians. Documents are often on vellum and are signed by Presidents, Kings, Queens and two Popes. Mr. Perkins original collection of correspondence has been augmented by about 600 items in collections and gifts acquired since Mr. Perkins bequest. The Autograph Letter, Signed inventory lists contents of the collection. This digital Perkins Autograph Letter Collection includes not only the texts of the documents, but images of supporting material such as envelopes, bills of sale, transcripts, clippings, articles, biographies, photographs, and other ephemera and association items
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
by John Jacob Astor ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Stevens family papers by Stevens family ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This collection contains the papers of the Stevens Family, covering the years 1663 to 1959. The papers include business and financial records, legal records, as well as personal papers belonging to various members of the Stevens Family. The bulk of the papers mainly belong to Basil Stevens (fl.1818-1843), Edwin A. Stevens (1795-1868), Francis B. Stevens (d. 1908), Hon. John Stevens (1715-1792), Colonel John Stevens (1749-1838), Richard Stevens (1723-1802), and Robert L. Stevens (1787-1856)
Statement and exposition of the title of J.J. Astor to the lands purchased by him from the surviving children of Roger Morris and Mary his wife by John Jacob Astor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1827 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
by John Jacob Astor ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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Alternative Names
Astor, Johann J. 1763-1848
Astor, Johann Jakob 1763-1848
Astor, Johannes Jakob
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