Papers, 1807-1919.


Astor family. Papers, 1807-1919.

Papers, 1807-1919.

Journals, ledgers, day books, receipt books, minute books, rent rolls, letter books, maps, deeds, etc., 1807-1919, of the following members of the Astor Family: Henry Astor (1754-1833); John Jacob Astor (1763-1848); William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875); John Jacob Astor (1822-1890); William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919); Waldorf Astor (1879-1952); and John Jacob Astor (b.1886). This material is primarily concerned with the family's vast interests in New York City real estate. Correspondence and papers, also 1807-1919, including papers relating to the John Armstrong-William B. Astor estate at Red Hook, N.Y.; records. , ca.1854, of the cause of Samuel G. Ogden vs. William B. Astor, occasioned by the China trade, ca.1819-25, of John Jacob Astor and Nicholas G. Ogden; papers, mostly 1850's, concerning the Astor Foundation in Waldorf, Germany; extensive correspondence, 1890-1919, between two Astor agents, John Coode-Adams in London and C.W. Baldwin in New York City; and London and other foreign accounts, 1890-1917.

98 v. Account books,,000 items. Correspondence and papers.

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