Charles Green Papers

Manuscript Collection #669
Green, Charles
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 32 items , copies, consisting of correspondence, financial papers and receipts, and a financial ledger.
Preferred Citation
Charles Green Papers (#669), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1853-1950) including correspondence, financial papers, receipts, and financial ledger.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mr. Michael Cable

Processing information

Processed by R. Earl, May 1994

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959--Correspondence
Family Names
Brown family
Green family
Corporate Names
Bank of Washington (Washington, N.C.)
Greenville Male Academy (Greenville, N.C.)--Tuition
Greenville (N.C.)--Social life and customs