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

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role Collector
dates 1792-1875
city New York City
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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1850-1860
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1870-1880
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The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Astor family Papers, 1807-1919. see details...
Minnesota Historical Society
Division of Archives and Manuscripts
American Fur Company records, 1803-1829. see details...
Clarke Historical Library
250 E Preston St
[microform] Letters in collections see details...
Clarke Historical Library
250 E Preston St
[microform] 1810-1848 Records see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Account book, 1838 Nov.-1841 Oct. see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Benjamin Knower papers, 1804-1907. see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Letter, 1852, April 8. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. see details...

see also:
Astor, William, 1829-1892