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Guide to the Andrew Haswell Green Collection
  MS 264

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection form the basis for John Foord's 1913 Life and Public Services of Andrew Haswell Green and include materials by Green and others documenting his career and service to New York City.

Included in the collection are Green's three-volume diary; some 200 letters from Green to his sisters relating to family matters and the management of Green's farm in Worcester, Massachusetts; accounts by Henry Mann of Green's role in the creation of Central Park, the overthrow of the Tweed Ring, and the consolidation of Greater New York; and other miscellaneous manuscript and printed material pertaining to Green's life and works, and to Foord's published account.

Among the diaries' entries are those mentioning a Temperance Convention of African-Americans held in Catskill, NY, in 1844; and the forming of his law partnership with Samuel J. Tilden in 1845.


The collection is arranged in chronological order in nine folders.