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Creator:
Green, Henry Woodhull, 1804-1876
Title:
Green Family Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v118rd61c
Dates:
1771-1969 (mostly 1810-1895)
Size:
3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3
Language:
English

Abstract

The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green. The collection contains correspondence between Henry Woodhull Green and family members, correspondence on legal matters between Green and clients, and letters relating to his position as a justice of New Jersey'' supreme court (1846-1860), as well as correspondence among other Green family members. There are also New Jersey documents including deeds, wills, indentures, articles of agreement, mortgages, military commissions, lists of sheriffs' sales, petitions, releases, estate accounts, and property maps. In addition, the collection contains miscellaneous correspondence and documents of Princeton University, the Presbyterian Church, and the Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as bills of the New Jersey Assembly in which Green served for one term (1842-1843).

Additional accessions include 32 letters (1885-1897) byf Charles Ewing Green to Edward L. Howe and an article of agreement (1885) regarding the purchase of property for Princeton University; a document (1801) of Mary Green regarding the manumission of a slave named "Cynthia"; and other material of Elmer Ewing Green, Henry Woodhull Green, and Richard M. Green, some of it related to "the new library of Princeton College."

Collection Creator Biography:

Green, Henry Woodhull, 1804-1876

Henry Woodhull Green was a New Jersey lawyer, justice, and statesman. Born in Maidenhead (now Lawrenceville), New Jersey, in 1804, Green attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and graduated in 1820. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1825 and practiced in Trenton. He served as a member of the New Jersey Assembly in 1842, a delegate to the National Whig Convention in 1844, and a delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional Convention in 1844. In 1846, he was appointed justice in the New Jersey Supreme Court. Green died in 1876.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Dr. John P. Pritchett in 1974.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Green Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v118rd61c
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3