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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 5236615

John M. (John Morgan) Bullard papers


Contains materials relating to Bullard’s memoir about Edward and Hetty Green, titled, "The Greens as I knew Them."


  • 1871 - 1964

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2 boxes
This collection of Papers of John M. Bullard relates to his manuscript The Greens As I Knew Them. Mr. Bullard wrote this book after the publication of Arthur H. Lewis's The Day They Shook the Plum Tree (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963). Mr. Bullard was a native of New Bedford, Mass., and his law firm was closely associated with the Green family (Edward Henry Green and his wife Hetty) for many years. His book was published privately in New Bedford in 1964.

The two boxes contain a printed, but unbound, copy of his manuscript, a typed carbon copy thereof, and various materials which Mr. Bullard collected in preparation for writing his book. There are a few personal items relating to the publication itself.

The papers contain correspondence, legal documents and briefs, printed material, pictures, newspaper clippings, and facsimiles of samples of handwriting.

Historical/Biographical Information

John Morgan Bullard, Lawyer.
  1. Born at New Bedford, Mass.
  2. A.B., Harvard, 1913.
  3. LL.B., Harvard, 1915.
  4. Member, Law firm of Crapo, Clifford, Prescott & Bullard, in New Bedford, Mass.
  5. Died August 31, 1965, at New Bedford, Mass.
  1. The Rotches. 1947.
  2. Captain Edmund Gardner. 1958.
  3. Friends' Academy, 1810-1960. 1960.
  4. The Greens As I Knew Them. 1964.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were presented to the Harvard Law School Library in January of 1969 by Mr. Bullard's wife Catherine Crapo Bullard, of Nonquitt, Massachusetts.

Processing Information

Prepared by Erika Chadbourn, 1969.
Link to catalog
Bullard, John M. (John Morgan). Papers, 1871-1964: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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