Contents and Arrangement

1872-1877, 1872-1877

1 folder

Collection Overview

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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

1872-1877; Green Family Collection, C0304, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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