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- Green, Henry Woodhull, 1804-1876
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Green Family Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1771-1969 (mostly 1810-1895)
- 3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3
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
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.
Purchased from Dr. John P. Pritchett in 1974.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Green Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Publication Note:
The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: Marquis Who's Who on the Web.
- Subject Terms:
- Judges -- New Jersey -- 19th century.
Lawyers -- New Jersey -- 19th century.
New Jersey -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Slavery -- New Jersey -- Hunterdon County -- Emancipation -- 19th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Bills, Legislative -- New Jersey -- 19th century.
Correspondence -- 19th century
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- 19th century.
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Hunterdon County -- 18th century.
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Hunterdon County -- 19th century.
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- 19th century.
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Trenton -- 19th century.
Family papers -- 18th century.
Family papers -- 19th century.
Legal correspondence, American -- 19th century.
Legal documents -- New Jersey -- 19th century.
Wills -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- 19th century.
Wills -- New Jersey -- Trenton -- 19th century.
- New Jersey. Supreme Court
Presbyterian church in the U.S.A.
Princeton Theological Seminary
Green, Charles Ewing, 1840-1897
Green, John Cleve, 1800-1875