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Samuel Palmer, 1855
Samuel Palmer, 1855
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Brief Description: Portrait of Samuel Palmer, youngest brother of George Palmer
Subject Date: 1855
Full Description: Samuel Palmer (1820-1903) was the youngest Palmer brother. He was a man who lived almost entirely for work and for family. He set up the London Office that was responsible for all export sales and the purchase of ingredients. Once the firm outgrew local sources, he had to buy eggs and flour from all over Europe. He married Mary Jane Marsh at the age of 36 and, despite becoming a member of the Church of England, continued to live in the modest way of Quakers at his home on the Finchley Road. Although he lived in London, he owned two farms, enjoyed hunting with the South Berkshire Hunt and taking Continental holidays with his wife and children. At the end of 1887 he fell sick and never fully resumed work. In 1898 he retired from work and in 1903 died from Parkinson's disease, aged 82.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 21.6cm, Width: 16.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, portrait
Name Subject: Samuel Palmer
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.183
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_183~1_838-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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