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Astor family papers

Title
Astor family papers, 1792-1916.
Author
Astor family.

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Description
2.5 linear feet (4 boxes, 5 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drawings.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • B. Weinreb
Biography (note)
  • John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was an American merchant, fur trader and capitalist. John Jacob Astor, III (1822-1890), financier and philanthropist, was his grandson; and William Waldorf Astor (1848-1929), who became Viscount Astor after moving to England in 1890, was his great-grandson.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 141
Author
Astor family.
Title
Astor family papers, 1792-1916.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of papers of John Jacob Astor and his grandson and great-grandson. Papers of John Jacob Astor, 1792-1849, include correspondence (some photostats) concerning real estate and other business transactions, legal affairs and family matters; financial records; and 1849 report by executors of Astor's estate. Papers of John Jacob Astor III and William Waldorf Astor, ca. 1800-1916, chiefly relate to genealogical matters, William Astor's life in England after 1890 and his efforts to obtain a peerage. Also, Astor family album of photographs and drawings, William Astor album of sketches, and Daniel Nebel ledger, 1805-1862.
Biography
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was an American merchant, fur trader and capitalist. John Jacob Astor, III (1822-1890), financier and philanthropist, was his grandson; and William Waldorf Astor (1848-1929), who became Viscount Astor after moving to England in 1890, was his great-grandson.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Occupation
Capitalists and financiers.
Added Author
Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848.
Astor, John Jacob, 1822-1890.
Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919.
Nebel, Daniel.
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874.
Smith, Peter.
LCCN
ms 69000804
Research Call Number
MssCol 141
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