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

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Capitalist, son of John Jacob Astor, and nominal head of the American Fur Company prior to his father's exit from the business in 1834.

From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36145298

William B. Astor went into business with his father, John Jacob Astor, and successfully invested in real estate and railroad, coal, and insurance companies.

Samuel Jones was Chancellor of New York 1826-1828 and Chief Justice of the New York City Superior Court 1828-1847.

From the description of William Astor autograph note to Samuel Jones, 1826 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 780251855

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referencedIn American Fur Company. Photocopied letters, 1803-1829. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875. William Astor autograph note to Samuel Jones, 1826 May 12. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
creatorOf Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. Hiram Powers and Powers family papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Fur Company. Company records, 1803-1829. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Map of the area later bounded by Houston Street, Broadway, Spring Street and Greene Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A.S. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Map of real estate of Henry Eagle, decd. in the City of New York / surveyed by Gardner A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Map of the lands required for opening Eleventh Avenue from Bloomingdale Road at 107th Street To Bloomingdale Road near 127th Street / Gardner A. Sage. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Hill, G. P. Map of part of the property benefited by opening a new street from 23d to 42 between Fourth & Fifth Avenues / surveyed by Thos. R. Ludlam ; copied by G.P. Hill. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 4th and 8th Streets, 4th Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Prince Street and Spring Street along Mercer Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn E. B. Washburne autograph collection, 1766-1888. Houghton Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 85th and 155th Streets, Douglass Boulevard or Central Park West, and the Hudson River, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Union Defence Committee of the City of New York. Records, 1861-1885 (bulk 1861-1865). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Dousman, Hercules L. (Hercules Louis), 1800-1868. Family papers, 1830-1911. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 33rd and 37th Streets, 2nd and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7001 (Henry) Or Ru 7053 (Bache) Per Author.
referencedIn Henry family. Papers, 1758-1909. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 8th Street, the Bowery, Great Jones Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. James Duane Doty papers, 1779-1879. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875. Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Maps of the lands required for + benefited by opening 11th Avenue from 107 St. to 144 Street / G.A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Mackinac Island Collection, 1803-1992. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Notes on A. H. L. Heeren's lectures on statistics, 1811 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 31st and 36th Streets, Park and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A. Sage. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 130th and 152nd Streets, Powell Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Knower, Benjamin. Benjamin Knower papers, 1804-1907. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Astor family. Papers, 1807-1919. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 102nd and 130th Streets, Central Park or Powell Boulevard, and Columbus Avenue or St. Nicholas Boulevard, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Hotels of New York, 1856-1893, 1893 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 107th and 155th Streets along Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Map of the lands benefited by opening Eleventh Avenue from Bloomingdale Road at 107th Street to Bloomingdale Road near 127th Street / Gardner A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. Maps of benefit and damage for the widening of Seventh Avenue from 110th Street to the Harlem River. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Smith, Edwin, surveyor. [Map of the area later bounded by 29th and 34th Streets, Park and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / Edwin Smith. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Flagg, Azariah C. (Azariah Cutting), 1790-1873. Azariah C. Flagg letters, 1840-1844 (bulk 1843-1844). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Astor Place, 4th Avenue or the Bowery, 5th Street and Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / surveyed by Gardner A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Ludlam, Isaac T. Map of the property benefited by opening Thirty-fifth Street from the Hudson to the East River / surveyed by Isaac T. Ludlam ; [a copy]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875. Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. Newberry Library
referencedIn Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883 Archives of American Art
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 46: United States Senate.
creatorOf Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. Hiram Powers and Powers family papers, 1827-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Grignon family. Grignon, Lawe and Porlier papers, 1712-1884 (bulk 1820-1840). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Thomas Street, Centre Street, Reade Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848. Certificate, 1837,1846. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Catherwood, Frederick. Account book, 1838 Nov.-1841 Oct. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn SIA RU000026, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969, 1811-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 12th and 14th Streets, 4th Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / surveyed by Gardner A. Sage. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. William Jones Rhees Collection.
referencedIn Bridges, Edward W., 1796 or 7-1851. [Map of the area later bounded by 9th Street, the Bowery, Great Jones Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / surveyed E.W. Bridges. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
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correspondedWith Abbott, James, 1776-1859 person
associatedWith American Fur Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Astor family. family
correspondedWith Astor, John Jacob person
associatedWith Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848. person
associatedWith Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875. person
associatedWith Baker, Delphine P. person
associatedWith Bridges, Edward W., 1796 or 7-1851. person
associatedWith Catherwood, Frederick. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon Portland person
associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. person
associatedWith Dousman, Hercules L. (Hercules Louis), 1800-1868. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Flagg, Azariah C. (Azariah Cutting), 1790-1873. person
associatedWith Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842 person
associatedWith Henry family. family
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hill, G. P. person
correspondedWith Jones, Samuel, 1770-1853 person
associatedWith Knower, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Ludlam, Isaac T. person
associatedWith Maclean, John (1800 1886) person
associatedWith National Military And Naval Asylum corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. person
correspondedWith Rhees, William J. person
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Smith, Edwin, surveyor. person
associatedWith Union Defence Committee of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Universität Göttingen corporateBody
associatedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
associatedWith Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. person
associatedWith Woolsey, Theodore D. person
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Göttingen (Germany)
New York (State)--New York
Michigan--Detroit
United States
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Fur traders--Correspondence
Smithsonian Building
Smithsonian Exchange
Scientific expeditions--History--19th century--Sources
Travelers--History--19th century--Sources
Statistics--Study and teaching--Germany--19th century
Henry Family
Smithsonian Endowment
National Museum
Smithsonian Publications
Smithsonian Institution
Manuscripts, American
Congress
Smithsonian Board Of Regents
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Birth 1792-09-19

Death 1875-11-24

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