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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Processed by Larry Weimer

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

Scope and Content Note

All materials, regardless of type, that could be associated with a specific client of Green or Mitchell are found in the Client Files series. Correspondence that is personal in nature or that could not be linked to a client relationship during processing will be found in the Correspondence series. Agreements among various Green family members and genealogical notes are found in the Green Family Papers series. Material other than correspondence, including legal, financial, and research documents, that could not be linked to the Green Family or to a client relationship are in the Other Documents series. The researcher should consult series descriptions for individual series arrangement details.

Although original order for much of the material appeared to have been lost prior to processing, this may not have been the case in all instances as some concentrations of materials associated with particular clients or cases, consistent with the attorneys' filing labels, were found in the unprocessed collection. Documents found within these client-specific concentrations were retained within a file for that client even though the linkage to the client could not be readily identified for all such documents. Researchers should be aware that some materials retained in the Client File for this reason were used for multiple purposes (e.g., reference notes written on the back of other document forms) and therefore possibly relate to multiple matters.


The collection is arranged by type of material. The client files are in alphabetical order according to client name, and the correspondence is filed in alphabetical order by correspondent, then chronologically.

The papers are arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Client Files
  2. Series 2: Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Green Family Papers
  4. Series 4: Other Documents