Definition of John jacob astor
1. Noun. United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848).
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1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the (1898)
"Returning to this country in 1815, he was at once admitted to a co-partnership in his father's extensive business, the house being known as john jacob astor ..."
2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1904)
"john jacob astor TO JAMES MONROE ON THE FUR TRADE IN 1815. Printed from the original manuscript in the New York Public Library. NEW YORK MAY 27. 1815. ..."
3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"TO john jacob astor, ESQ. MONTICELLO, November 9, 1813. DEAR SIR,—Your favor of October i8th has been July received, and I learn with great pleasure the ..."
4. Sunshine and shadow in New York: By Matthew Hale Smith. (Burleigh.) by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"john jacob astor. HIS EARLY LIFE. — EMBARKS FOR AMERICA. ... WHILE New York has a name, the memory of john jacob astor will form an important part of our ..."
5. Lives of American Merchants by Freeman Hunt (1858)
"john jacob astor. THE German critic and historian, Wolfgang Menzel, ... says: " One of the most distinguished Germans in America was john jacob astor, ..."