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Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938

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role Collector
dates 1849-1938
city Philadelphia
other citiesNew York, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Bar Harbor, ME;
gender M
historical notes Edward Townsend Stotesbury was a collector, investment banker and partner at both J.P. Morgan & Co. and its Philadelphia affiliate Drexel & Co. Stotesbury was a director of the Reading Railroad, the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Philadelphia Fidelity Bank, the Girard Trust Company, the Cambria Iron Co., Pennsylvania Steel Co., Latrobe Steel Co., Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Keystone Watch Co., and the Jesup and Moore Paper Co.

The Stotebury's collection included British portraiture, prints (John Raphael Smith, William Ward, Cries of London), sculpture, Chinese porcelains, Louis XIV and XV tapestries and carpets, 17th and 18th century French and English furniture. The collection included work by, among others, Reynolds, Romney, Raeburn, Hoppner and Lawrence.

Mr. Stotesbury was married twice, his first wife the former Miss Frances Berman Butcher (d. 1881) and his second was Eva Roberts Cromwell (Mrs. Oliver Eaton Cromwell, nee Eva Roberts) of Chicago.

Stotesbury and his second wife, Eva, built three palatial estates: Whitemarsh Hall outside of Philadelphia; El Mirasol in Palm Beach, Florida; and Wingwood House in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Clark Art Institute
Inventory of the contents of Whitemarsh Hall, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, E.T. Stotesbury, Esq., August, 1925. see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fiske Kimball Records, 1908-1955, n.d. (bulk 1925-1954) see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Edwin Atlee Barber Records, 1901-1916 see details...