Sarah Rozet Drexel Van Rensselaer

Title

Sarah Rozet Drexel Van Rensselaer

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/alma991015222349104721

Subject

Van Rensselaer, Sarah Drexel Fell, 1860-1929

Rights

Copyright undetermined.

Biographical Text

Called 'Sallie' by her family, was the fourth child of Anthony J. and Ellen Drexel. After the death of her first husband, John Ruckmen Fell, in 1895, Sarah was left to manage the vast financial resources of the Drexel and Fell families. Married Alexander Van Rensselaer in 1898. An active philanthropist and visible socialite in Philadelphia. Sarah donated considerable amounts to Drexel Institute, and the Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer Dormitory for Women was built in 1935.

Birth Date

1860

Death Date

1929

Occupation

Philanthropist
Socialite

Files

A photo portrait of Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer. Her hair is brushed up and away from her face, held in a knot. She gazes to her left and wears pearl earrings and a necklace, and a dress with lace details.

Citation

“Sarah Rozet Drexel Van Rensselaer,” Drexel Exhibits, accessed August 7, 2022, https://drexelexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/18.

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