Charles Green Papers, 1853-1950

Manuscript Collection #669

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Charles Green Papers
    Creator: Green, Charles
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Mr. Michael Cable

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by R. Earl, May 1994

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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