Finding Aid

Green Family Papers
.375 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical Note
William E. Green (1777-1865)
William E. Green graduated from Brown University in 1798 after studying law. He continued his studies under Judge Edward Bangs and was later admitted to the Worcester County bar. In addition to working as a lawyer, Green was an original member of the First Baptist Society of Worcester, the captain of the Worcester Light Infantry, and a volunteer in the War of 1812. After withdrawing from law later in life he tended his estate, Green Hill, until his death on July 27, 1865.

John Plimpton Green (1819-1892)
John Plimpton Green began studying at Thomas Jefferson Medical College to become a physician in 1840. He later practiced in New York before moving to Whampoa, China for five years and then Copaipo, Chile, where he spent the majority of his adult life practicing medicine. He died on his family's estate, Green Hill, on January 6, 1892.

Scope and Contents
The collections consist of correspondence by William E. Green (1777-1865) or his son John Plimpton Green (1819-1892) from 1795-1864 along with some undated material. William E. Green's correspondence is largely to his brother John Green Jr. (1762-1808) and his son John Plimpton Green. John Plimpton Green's correspondence is often from his family members, including his father William E. Green; brothers Andrew Haswell Green, Samuel Fiske Green, Oliver Bourne Green; and sisters Lydia Plimpton Green, Lucy Merriam Green, and Mary Ruggles Green. These letters were written when he was a student at Jefferson Medical College and when he worked in Chile.

Organization and Arrangement
William E. Green (1777-1865)
          I. Correspondence (1795-1861)

John Plimpton Green, Jr. (1819-1892)
          I. Correspondence (1835-1864) and undated

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