Mailing List:1998-03-21 05, Re: Royal Whitneys, by Allan E. Green

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From: ALLAGREEN <ALLAGREEN -at-> Subject: Re: Royal Whitneys Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 16:27:13 EST Dear Shawn: At the time in question, I have only the most general knowledge of the "wealthy" Whitneys. I believe there was a David Whitney family that was prominent in New York banking circles in the 19th C. - and there have been several Whitney families whose names are associated with manufacturing enterprises (for example, Pratt-Whitney airplane engines). I think the Payson/Whitney family had money by that time, as well. I think that is the family that eventually got involved with the New York Mets. Check the list of Whitney references on Robert Ward's website, there may be a book or two that were biographies of wealthy and socially prominent Whitneys. I remember seeing one once, but have no idea who wrote it or what its title is. Allan

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