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Collection Number: 00289

Collection Title: Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910

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Size About 1500 items (2.0 linear feet).
Abstract Thomas J. Green was a native of Warren County, N.C., and served as a brigadier general during the Texas Revolution and as a representative in the legislatures of four states. The collection includes correspondence and other material, including papers relating to Green's efforts to raise money, ammunition, and men during the Texas Revolution and his interest in politics in Texas, California, and North Carolina; and correspondence of his son, Wharton Jackson Green (1831-1910), Confederate officer, with other Confederate officers, and including letters home while he was a prisoner at Johnson's Island; muster rolls (1836) from Texas; and muster rolls (1862-1864) of the 2nd North Carolina Battalion, Confederate States of America. Correspondents include Dr. Branch Tanner Archer, Bernard Bee, Sr., Edward Burleson, David Gouverneur Burnet, James Hamilton, George Washington Custis Lee, Stephen Dill Lee, William R. Smith, Zachary Taylor, and William H. Wharton.
Creator Green, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1802-1863.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Prior to 1940
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863) was a native of Warren County, N.C. and served as a brigadier general during the Texas Revolution and as a representative in the legislatures of four states.

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Correspondence and other material, including papers relating to Green's efforts to raise money, ammunition, and men during the Texas Revolution and his interest in politics in Texas, California, and North Carolina; and correspondence of his son, Wharton Jackson Green (1831-1910), Confederate officer, with other Confederate officers, and including letters home while he was a prisoner at Johnson's Island; muster rolls (1836) from Texas; and muster rolls (1862-1864) of the 2nd North Carolina Battalion, Confederate States of America. Correspondents include Dr. Branch Tanner Archer, Bernard Bee, Sr., Edward Burleson, David Gouverneur Burnet, James Hamilton, George Washington Custis Lee, Stephen Dill Lee, William R. Smith, Zachary Taylor, and William H. Wharton.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Correspondence: 1820-1835 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 1

Folder 2-14

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Correspondence: 1836 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 2-14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

Correspondence: 1837 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 15-16

Folder 17

Correspondence: 1838 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 17

Folder 18-19

Folder 18

Folder 19

Correspondence: 1839 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 18-19

Folder 20

Correspondence: 1840 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 20

Folder 21

Correspondence: 1841 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 21

Folder 22

Correspondence: 1842 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 22

Folder 23-25

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Correspondence: 1843 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 23-25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

Correspondence: 1844 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 26-27

Folder 28

Correspondence: 1845 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 28

Folder 29

Correspondence: 1846-1848 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 29

SEP-289/1

Letter, 23 October 1848, Zachary Taylor to Thomas Jefferson Green regarding Taylor's political opposition in Texas. #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" SEP-289/1

Restriction to Access: The original item is not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options.

Folder 30

Correspondence: 1849 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 30

Folder 31-32

Folder 31

Folder 32

Correspondence: 1850 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 31-32

Folder 33

Correspondence: 1851-1855 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 33

Folder 34

Correspondence: 1856-1859 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 34

Folder 35-36

Folder 35

Folder 36

Correspondence: 1860-1862 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 35-36

Folder 37-40

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Muster Rolls: 1863 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 37-40

Folder 41

Correspondence: 1864-1869 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 41

Folder 42

Correspondence: 1871-1879 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 42

Folder 43

Correspondence: 1882-1889 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 43

Folder 44

Correspondence: 1891-1899 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 44

Folder 45

Correspondence: 1900-1910 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 45

Folder 46-49

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Correspondence: undated #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 46-49

Folder 50-52

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Clippings: 1840-1909 #00289, Series: "Thomas J. Green Papers, 1820-1910" Folder 50-52

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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