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Guide to the Green and Mitchell Papers
1805-1861 (Bulk 1824-1855)
 MS 263

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series 1: Client Files, 1812 -- 1855

Scope and Contents note

The Client Files series consists of all documents associated with Green and/or Mitchell's professional activities on behalf of their clients. The material in this series dates from 1812 to 1855, with the bulk dating from 1824 to 1855. Both Green's and Mitchell's professional activities are well-represented in these Client Files, though somewhat more of this series appears to pertain to Mitchell's work. A few of the Client Files relate to Mitchell's practice during his years in Charleston.

Legal documents comprise the bulk of this series; examples of these include court filings, replications, subpoenas, depositions, interrogatories, affidavits, agreements, mortgages, insurance contracts, and assignments. Among these documents are originals, certified copies, unofficial copies, polished drafts, and rough drafts. Most of the client cases concern financial matters, such as disputes over debts or settlements of estates, therefore, financial records also comprise a sizable portion of this series. Examples of these financial records include estate inventories, debt and revenue account listings, drafts, receipts, and summaries of attorney costs.

While most of the Client Files have only a few documents in them, several files are quite extensive. By far the most extensive Client File is that of Samuel Storm who was a longtime client of Green and, after his death, Mitchell. Storm was involved in a number of lawsuits related to his business dealings, and his file reflects this. The Client Files of Alexander Brown and Manning Koster are also substantive with respect to legal matters arising from their business dealings.

The estate work performed by Green and/or Mitchell is represented in the Client Files of Henry Oldring, Michael Megrath, Eliza Evertson, and John Geyer, among others. Aside from estate work, other legal matters which Green and Mitchell undertook can be found in the Koon file (slander against the moral reputation of Esther Koon), the Stremmel file (privateering award), and the Farrington file (military service benefits). Mitchell's activities on behalf of the Episcopal Church, primarily in Charleston where he held a position as Treasurer, are represented in the Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society file.

Subsequent to Green's death, Mitchell acted as attorney for members of the Green family in at least two matters that are well represented in these Client Files. One involves the intra-family dispute between Mitchell and various Green family members with Andrew Haswell Green over Andrew's questionable financial dealings involving the family farm in Worcester. The second matter concerns the dispute of Timothy R. Green's estate with Green's longtime client, Samuel Storm.

Client Files bearing the names of John or Clarence Mitchell include legal matters Mitchell pursued for himself or his son.

The Client Files are arranged in alphabetical order by client name. No distinction is made in the arrangement between clients of Green and of Mitchell; many clients were supported by both attorneys, particularly those longtime clients like Storm and Megrath. Within each Client File, only a broad arrangement is in place: correspondence is found first, followed by legal documents of various types, then followed by financial and other documents. Within each of these broad categories, no arrangement has been established. The Green, Megrath, and Storm Client Files consist of multiple folders; the dates on the folders reflect the contents of the overall Client File, not the specific folder in hand.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Client File: Acker, James
1837-1839
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Client File: Adams, H.
1842-1844
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Client File: Adler, Sigismund & Behrman, Daniel
1839-1842
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Client File: American Tract Society
1833-1835
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Client File: Barnard, Elisha; Dening, Barzillai; Forrester, James
1839-1840
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Client File: Boynton, Ray & Hyde, Harry
1837-1840
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Client File: Brown, Alexander H.
1842-1845
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Client File: Cain, Claiborne Warren
1837-1841
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Client File: Church of Holy Apostles
1846
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Client File: Clark, Lewis W.
1839-1845
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Client File: Corey, Sidney A. (Matters involving)
1843-1848
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Client File: Cotheal, Henry
1836-1837
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Client File: Dancer, Claudia Angelina & John
1850
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Client File: Dennis, James & Wright, John
1853
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Client File: Depeyster, Eliza Matilda
1834-1840
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Client File: Dillingham, William H.
1834-1838
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Client File: Duffie, Cornelius R.
1845-1860
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Client File: Dunbar, Duncan
1834-1840
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Client File: Ellet, William A.
1835-1838
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Client File: Evertson, Eliza
1824-1841
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Client File: Fairchild, Ezra
1845
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Client File: Farrington, John
1847-1850
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Client File: Force, John P.
1834
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Client File: Francis, John V.
1832-1836
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Client File: Genet, C.A. & Martha B.
1838-1841
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Client File: Geyer, John S.
1812-1844
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Client File: Green, Elizabeth & Mary & Timothy R. (Folder 1 of 2)
1831-1848
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Client File: Green, Elizabeth & Mary & Timothy R. (Folder 2 of 2)
1831-1848
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Client File: Green Family & Mitchell, John W.
1844-1847
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Client File: Griffith, Robert
1836-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Client File: Harris, David T. & Montrosse, ---
1838-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Client File: Hatch, T. W.
1845-1847
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Client File: Haviland, D. G.
[1835]
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Client File: Hoffman, Caspar
1845
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Client File: House, Leonard D.
1837-1846
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Client File: How, David
1839-1846
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Client File: Howard, Mary Ann (estate of)
1839-1841
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Client File: Jenkins, James & T.C.
1833
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Client File: Kinlock, George
1838-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Client File: Knight, George C.
1839
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Client File: Koon, Esther & Valentine
1852
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Client File: Koster, Manning & Von Hein, George
1835-1842
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Client File: Lamb, Anthony
1834-1835
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Client File: Mason, Jabez
1838-1840
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Client File: McDermott, Henry
1850-1851
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Client File: Megrath, Michael (and estate of): Folder 1 of 2
1830-1844
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Client File: Megrath, Michael (and estate of): Folder 2 of 2
1830-1844
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Client File: Mitchell, Clarence G.
1843-1850
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Client File: Mitchell, John W.
1853-1855
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Client File: Munds, James T. & Sarah K.
1826-1835
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Client File: Murphy, William D.
1833-1834
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Client File: Murphy, ---
1845
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Client File: Neal, William
1837-1847
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Client File: Nesbitt, Mary
1852-1853
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Client File: O'Brien, Michael
1848
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Client File: Oldring, Henry (estate of)
1836-1848
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Client File: Philips, Mariam
1846-1853
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Client File: Plimpton, Edwin D.
1834
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Client File: Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society
1828-1838
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Client File: Putnam, David
1836-1839
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Client File: Rogers, H. A.
1836-1839
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Client File: Roosevelt, Clinton & Taylor, John N.
1841-1845
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Client File: Russell, Joseph
1836-1840
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Client File: Salisbury, Charles F.
1826
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Client File: Stewart, William R.
1843
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Client File: Stokes, Henry & Gilbert, Clinton
1832-1838
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 1 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 2 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 3 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 4 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 5 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 6 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Client File: Storm, Samuel: Folder 7 of 7
1831-1847
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Client File: Stremmell, Henry
1848-1853
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Client File: Tallmadge, Julia M.
1841-1849
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Client File: Warner, Addison K.
1841
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Client File: Wayland, F.
1836-1838
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Client File: Wells, John W.
1841
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Client File: Weston, Jane
1841-1843
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Client File: White, Jared
1822-1828
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Client File: Willard, John M.
1834
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Client File: Williamsburgh Bank
1852
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Client File: Wilson, Elizabeth
1840-1847

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