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Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875

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dates 1792–1875
city New York
stateNY
other citiesHeidelberg, Germany;Göttingen, Germany;
gender M
historical notes William Backhouse Astor was a businessman and member of the Astor family.

He commissioned work by Hiram Powers.

In 1818 William Backhouse Astor married Margaret Rebecca Armstrong (1800-1872), the daughter of United States Secretary of War and Senator John Armstrong, Jr..
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The New-York Historical Society Astor family Papers, 1807-1919. 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 Account book, 1838 Nov.-1841 Oct. see details...
The New-York Historical Society Benjamin Knower papers, 1804-1907. see details...
The New-York Historical Society Letter, 1852, April 8. see details...
Archives of American Art Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. see details...

see also:
Astor, William, 1829-1892