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Charles Green Papers, 1853-1950

(Manuscript Collection #669)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Charles Green Papers
Creator: Green, Charles
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1853-1950) including correspondence, financial papers, receipts, and financial ledger.
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 32 items , copies, consisting of correspondence, financial papers and receipts, and a financial ledger.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

December 6, 1993, 32 items; Papers (1853-1950), of Green and Brown families of Greenville, N.C., including correspondence, financial papers, a ledger, and miscellany. Loaned for copying by Mr. Michael Cable, Greenville, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Charles Green Papers (#669), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mr. Michael Cable

Processing Information

  • Processed by R. Earl, May 1994

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The collection contains several items from the Green and Brown families of Greenville, N.C. Early correspondence consists of two letters between female friends (1855 and 1857), which mention illness, death by drowning, and being struck by lightning as well as dances, engagements, and visits of friends and relatives. Other correspondence concerns the acquisition of bonds (1857); advice on the purchase of a multipurpose steam mill to run a cotton gin, gristmill, etc., (1861); speculation in bank notes (1867); and other business activities. Correspondence (1936) between Harry Brown and Cecil B. DeMille concerns a letter from DeMille's grandfather to Brown's grandfather which Brown offered to DeMille.

The remainder of the collection consists mainly of financial and legal papers. Legal papers include lists of claims on the estate of William Brown drawn up by Edward C. Yellowley (1860's); notations posing questions of stockholder liability for the Bank of Washington (undated); and a number of receipts and promissory notes (1850's-1860's).

The final part of the collection is a ledger book for the years 1855 and 1856 containing lists of various people including Edward C. Yellowley, William Brown and Charles Green. Lastly, a tuition statement for the Greenville Male Academy (1902) is included.

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entries :

  • North Carolina, Greenville

Autograph Entries :

  • DeMille, Cecil B. 1936
  • Mordecai, Geo[rge] W[ashington] (2) 1857
  • Rodman, William Blount 1860

Subject Entries :

  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Equipment
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--General Stores
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Stocks and Bonds
  • EDUCATION--PRIVATE SCHOOLS--Pitt Co., N.C.
  • MONEY AND BANKING--Speculation
  • MONEY AND BANKING--Washington, N.C.
  • SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS--Courtship--1855-1857

Date Entries :

  • 1852-1859
  • 1860-1861

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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