Upon the death of his father, Astor succeeded to the management of the family estate with a personal fortune estimated as $100,000,000.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company Issued To William Waldorf Astor
ASTOR, WILLIAM WALDORF
ISSUED TO NOT SIGNED 1898, New York. $5000 bond bearing 4% interest. Gray/Black. Engraved vignette at top center of the bust portrait of a gentleman flanked by young male and female allegorical figures. Issued but not signed by William Waldorf Astor. Light water mark at lower right corner. Punch Cancelled and fine.