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Life of John Jacob Astor.

James Parton

Life of John Jacob Astor.

To which is appended a copy of his last will.

by James Parton

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Published by The American news company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy James Parton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT275.A85 P3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, [13]-121 p.
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6562322M
    LC Control Number13024935
    OCLC/WorldCa809244

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