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MS Am 2326

Green family. Greene-Appleton family letters: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2326
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Greene-Appleton family letters,
Date(s): 1844-1853.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 folder in 1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters between members of the Greene and Appleton families, especially concerning John Singleton Copley Greene and his wife, Mary Anne Appleton Greene.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*93M-44. Gift of Henry Copley Greene, Cambridge, Mass.; received: 1941 Jan. 5. Transferred from Houghton Department of Printed Books, *41-2436F.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
These letters were first cataloged in the Houghton Department of Printed Books. In August of 2003, they were recataloged.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Greene-Appleton Family Letters (MS Am 2326). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Letters concern the Greene and Appleton families, both distinguished families of New England during the 19th century. The following individuals are prominent in this set of letters:


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The letters are predominantly from John Singleton Copley Greene to various members of his first wife's family, though there are letters from his wife, Mary Anne Appleton Greene, to her family as well. Letters especially concern Mary Anne's illness (she is referred to as "Diamond" in the letters) and eventual death in 1852. Many letters are written by J.S.C. Greene as he and his family are sailing on their yacht the "Cygnet."

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