2 edition of John Jacob Astor found in the catalog.
John Jacob Astor
Porter, Kenneth Wiggins
|Series||Harvard studies in business history -- no. 1|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||2 vol. pl., port.|
John Jacob Astor (–), merchant, was born in Germany, moved to London in , and settled in New York City in There he began his career importing musical instruments but . May 19, · The indomitable Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, the Mrs. Astor, met her match in After a lengthy feud, her next-door neighbor and nephew, William Astor, demolished the brownstone mansion erected by his father, John Jacob Astor III, and began construction on the towering Waldorf pacificwomensnetwork.com was a brilliant move intended to show his aunt exactly who had the last word in the .
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John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob Astor; July 17, – March 29, ) was a German–American businessman, merchant, real estate mogul and investor who mainly made his fortune in fur trade and by investing in real estate in or around New York City.
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John Jacob Astor IV was born on July 13,at his parents' country estate of Ferncliff in Rhinebeck, New pacificwomensnetwork.com was the youngest of five children and only son of businessman, collector, and racehorse breeder/owner William Backhouse Astor Jr.
and socialite Caroline Webster "Lina" pacificwomensnetwork.com four elder sisters were Emily, Helen, Charlotte, and Caroline ("Carrie").Born: July 13,Rhinebeck, New York, U.S. The premise was amazing: John Jacob Astor, billionaire, decides to start a west coast fur colony- the first American one- to cement an around-the-world trading system.
Through a series of very unfortunate and unlucky events, it ultimately fails.4/5. Dec 31, · John Jacob Astor's role in American business history and the development of New York City is worthy of a Chernow/Nasaw level biographical research effort, but none seems to exist.
This is the best I could find, but the writing is horrible, as the author makes himself way too familiar with his subject/5. John Jacob Astor: America's first multimillionaire User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.
For much of our nation's history, the name Astor has been synonymous with great wealth. Madsen (Chanel, Gloria and Joe) now adds his account of the life and times of the nation's first Read full review. Feb 25, · Synopsis. John Jacob Astor IV was born on July 13,in Rhinebeck, New York.
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It also has a fully furnished kitchen and can accommodate up to 12 people/5(). John Jacob Astor, fur magnate and founder of a renowned family of Anglo-American capitalists, business leaders, and philanthropists. His American Fur Company is considered the first American business monopoly.
Astor started a fur-goods shop in New York City about after learning about the fur. John Jacob Astor was the best-known and most important American businessman for more than a half-century.
His career encompassed the country's formative economic years from the precarious days following the American Revolution to the emergence of an. Welcome to John Jacob Astor Elementary Serving students in grades K-2, Astor school is proud of our friendly, caring and professional staff.
As you explore our website, we hope you will not only find the information you are looking for, but that you will find ways to become involved in our commitment to making this a great school for our young. John Jacob Astor died, at the age of 84, in his house in New York City on March 29, He was by far the richest man in America.
It was estimated that Astor had a fortune of at least $20 million, and he is generally considered the first American multimillionaire. Sep 28, · John Jacob Astor was a businessman, inventor, and writer.
He originally published A Journey in Other Worlds in Robert Godwin is the space curator at the Canadian Air and Space Museum and an advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation/5(9). The following is a short synopsis of the book. John Jacob Astor, born July 17, was the youngest of four sons of a lazy, worfldess butcher in Waldorf; Germany.
After the death of his mother he left home, working his way to London England. One of his brothers who had also gone to London, got him a job in a musical instrument factory. A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV.
The book offers a fictional account of life in the future. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a world-wide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and /5(71).
Mar 21, · Near the end of the book, Stark asks, “How would John Jacob Astor have fared in the remote rainforest on the Pacific Coast rather than a solid-brick, double-rowhouse on Lower Broadway.
Jan 14, · John Jacob Astor V was born on May 20,in Nyc. He remained chairman untilwhen his oldest son took on the place for him. Astor was also active in politics, serving as a traditional person in the English Parliament from to He died in Produced in Nyc on May Jan 31, · InJohn Jacob Astor, who named Fort Astoria, offered to pay Irving to write a book promoting the Northwest and, in particular, his Pacific Fur Company, which was the first American fur trading company on the Pacific Coast ().
The company had failed, but Astor wanted his enterprise both documented and praised. Biographical profile of America's first millionaire, John Jacob Astor, a German immigrant who arrived in Manhattan with five English pounds in his pocket and amassed ownership of large swaths of Manhattan en route to becoming the largest and wealthiest landholder in New York.
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