Anthony Joseph Drexel

Title

Anthony Joseph Drexel

Source

MC.00.001 Drexel Family Collection, Drexel University Archives

Relation

View this item in Drexel University’s digital repository: https://drexel.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01DRXU_INST/ajqfok/alma991015222348404721

Subject

Drexel, Anthony J. (Anthony Joseph), 1826-1893

Rights

Public domain.

Identifier

20070290018

Biographical Text

Born in 1826 to Francis Martin and Catherine Hookey Drexel. Received some formal education at a French and English day school before beginning to work at his father's currency brokerage house at age thirteen. Married Elllen Bicking Rosét on August 13, 1850. He was made a partner at Drexel & Co. at 21, and became the head of the bank after his father's death in 1863. Anthony and his brother Francis were largely responsible for growing the success and wealth of Drexel & Co. Notably wary of public speaking and attention, Anthony was known to be even-keeled and often sought out for advice. Traveled to Europe once a year on business, and to rest at a spa resort in Carlsbad, Czech Republic. Died in 1893 in Carlsbad, two years after the opening of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry in Philadelphia.

Birth Date

September 13, 1826

Birthplace

Philadelphia, Pa.

Death Date

June 30, 1893

Occupation

Financier
Founder, Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry

Files

A three-quarter view photo portrait of Anthony Joseph Drexel taken for an engraving. He is balding and has a thick mustache, and wears a dark suit jacket and tie, and a white shirt. He gazes to his left, his head slightly turned that way.

Citation

“Anthony Joseph Drexel,” Drexel Exhibits, accessed December 8, 2022, https://drexelexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/16.

Item Relations

This Item Creator Item: Letter from Anthony J. Drexel to his son John R. Drexel, June 9, 1890
This Item Creator Item: Letter from Anthony J. Drexel to his son John R. Drexel, March 15, 1890
This Item Creator Item: Letter from A.J. Drexel to Walter Burns, June 30, 1893
This Item Creator Item: Letter from A.J. Drexel to Walter Burns, June 29, 1893
Item: Runnymede. Lansdowne, Drexel Hill, Pa. owned by This Item
Item: Anthony J. Drexel residence at 39th and Walnut Streets owned by This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Anthony J. Drexel and George W. Childs depicts This Item
Item: Anthony J. Drexel reading Scribner's magazine depicts This Item
Item: Founder's Table owned by This Item
Item: A.J. Drexel house (center), A.J. Drexel, Jr. house (left), George Drexel house (right, behind trees) owned by This Item
Item: A.J. Drexel house at 39th and Walnut Streets, showing greenhouse owned by This Item
Item: Photograph portrait of George W. Childs and Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Statue of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item
Item: Bronze Profile View of Anthony J. Drexel depicts This Item

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