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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3036

Green family letters and other papers,

Letters and other papers concerning the Greene family of New England.


  • 1753-1838 and undated.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box))

These two groups of papers were found on backlog shelves in 1993 and grouped together at that time. There is no evidence that these two batches of letters actually belong together. Includes: Greene family and Grew family letters, with a genealogy and other papers. Also includes a 1790 letter by Joseph Greene Gund and other papers relating to the colony of Rhode Island.

Biographical / Historical

Most of these papers relate to the Greene family of New England. Primarily the material concerns the immediate and extended family of Benjamin Greene (1764-1822) and his wife Mary Grew Greene (circa 1764-1817), especially relating to their daughter, Ann Terry Greene Phillips (1813-1886). Ann Terry Greene Phillips became the wife of Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), the abolitionist and orator.


Arranged into two series:
  1. I. Group I papers, 1753-1790 and undated
  2. II. Group II papers, 1817-1838 and undated

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

93M-173. Source and date unknown but possibly:
  1. Group I: Gift of George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., Harvard AB 1905; received: date unknown.
  2. Group II: Gift of Mrs. Edward W. Grew; received: 1941 February 5.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

NOTE: Green and Greene family names are standardized as Green family by Library of Congress, which is the standard we use for official titles.
Link to catalog
Green family. Green family letters and other papers, 1753-1838: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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