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Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848

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dates 1763–1848
city New York
stateNY
other citiesWalldorf, Germany; London;
gender M
historical notes John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was the creator of the first trust in America, from which he made his fortune in fur trading, real estate, and opium.
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1790-1800
1780-1790
1790-1800
1800-1810
1810-1820
1820-1830
1830-1840
1840-1850
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New York State Archives A4013. Report and Abstract of Sales of Land Forfeited to New York State by Roger Morris and Claimed by John Jacob Astor, 1781-1819. see details...
Minnesota Historical Society American Fur Company records, 1803-1829. see details...
Clarke Historical Library [microform] Letters in collections see details...
Clarke Historical Library [microform] 1810-1848 Records see details...
The New-York Historical Society Astor family Papers, 1807-1919. see details...
The New-York Historical Society Benjamin Knower papers, 1804-1907. see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division Astor family papers, 1792-1916 see details...
Library of Congress Bank of the United States collection, 1774-1865. see details...
Library of Congress Russell & Co., Guangzhou, China, records, 1812-1894 (bulk 1819-1840). see details...

see also:
Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912
Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919