Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


George E. Palmer

Title: Dr
Nationality: American
Date of birth: 1803.04.15
Place of birth: Stonington, CT
Date of death: 1868.05.08
Place of death: Stonington, CT
Category: physician. relative


He was the son of Amos Palmer and Sarah Rhodes. He married twice: firstly, Emma Ann Woodbridge, by whom he had five children: Amos (1827-1861); William Rhodes (b. 1828); Benjamin F. (1834-1834); Walter (1838-1839); Emma Woodbridge (1835-1912), and secondly Anna McNeill Whistler's sister Catherine ('Kate') Jane McNeill, by whom he had four children: Julia McNeill (1851-1902); George Erwin (1843-1909); Donald McNeill (b. 1845); and Anna Whistler (b. 1848). This he was Whistler's uncle by marriage.


They lived in the 'Old Corner House,' on the corner of Main and Wall Streets, Stonington, CT.

Bibliography: (accessed 2005);

The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler, 1855-1903, edited by Margaret F. MacDonald, Patricia de Montfort and Nigel Thorp; including The Correspondence of Anna McNeill Whistler, 1855-1880, edited by Georgia Toutziari. On-line edition, University of Glasgow.