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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.

From the guide to the Astor family papers, 1792-1916, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Astor family papers, 1792-1916 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848 person
associatedWith Astor, John Jacob, 1822-1890 person
associatedWith Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919 person
associatedWith Gibbs family family
associatedWith Morris family family
associatedWith Nebel, Daniel person
associatedWith Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 person
associatedWith Smith, Peter person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Nobility--Great Britain
Capitalists and financiers


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