Descendent of Lowell Palmer on the Book

One of the things I most enjoy about writing history is that people are alive who are the actual descendants of characters in my book. One of the people who worked with the Havemeyers was Lowell Palmer, a logistical genius who set up Palmer’s dock where the massive amounts of sugar were placed into barrels and sent on barges to railheads in New York harbor where railroads shipped them around the country. Palmer became a millionaire before fighting with Harry Havemeyer and eventually leaving to form the famous Squibb corporation.

 

His descendent Lenore Palmer wrote to me about the book: 

Read your history on the “Sugar King”. It was of interest as Lowell M Palmer was my great grandfather and I appreciate the information and perspective on his long relationship with the Havermeyers. It’s only part of his story, but it took up most of his adult life and it has not been chronicled elsewhere. The B.E.D.T. Website is focused on the operation of the docks.
What were your best sources of information?

Thank you for writing the history!
Lenore Palm

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Read your history on the “Sugar King”. It was of interest as Lowell M Palmer was my great grandfather and I appreciate the information and perspective on his long relationship with the Havermeyers. It’s only part of his story, but it took up most of his adult life and it has not been chronicled elsewhere. The B.E.D.T. Website is focused on the operation of the docks.
What were your best sources of information?

Thank you for writing the history!
Lenore Palmer

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