A collection of correspondence,
documents, photographs, and family material of American jewelry manufacturer and
philanthropist Ferdinand Julius Dreer.
Ferdinand Julius Dreer (1812-1902), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a
jewelry manufacturer, philanthropist, and autograph collector. Dreer was a member of the
firm Annan and Dreer, assayers and manufacturers of gold chains, and also the founder of the
firm Dreer and Hayes. Dreer was actively involved in the Philadelphia Academy of Music,
Howard Hospital, and Philadelphia Female Medical College.
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