University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas Green Papers, 1789-1872



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Green, Thomas, 1798-1882
Title: Green, Thomas, Papers
Dates: 1789-1872
Abstract: The Thomas Green Papers, 1789-1872, consist of correspondence, pamphlets, and other printed material documenting Green’s interests in land speculation and politics.
Accession No.: 1931
Extent: 22 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Thomas Green (1798-1882) was a land speculator and city trustee of Galveston, Texas. Though deceased, Green was cited in the 1892 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Ware v. Galveston City Co., which appealed an 1881 ruling on a dispute over sale of land that Green approved in his role as Galveston trustee.


Scope and Contents

The Thomas Green Papers, 1789-1872, consist of correspondence, pamphlets, and other printed material documenting Green’s interests in land speculation and politics. Topics addressed in the collection include federal legislation on nullification, tariffs, and land bills; land speculations in Galveston; and a commission to investigate Indian raids.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Due to the fragility of these manuscripts the included photocopies should be used rather than the original manuscript.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Farris, Oscar
Green, Thomas, 1798-1882 -- Archive
Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886.
Lambert, William
Menard, M. B.
Robb, Thomas P.
Tiplett, Robert
Walker, John M.
Subjects
Nullification (States’ rights)
Real estate development -- Texas
Places
Galveston (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Green Papers, 1789-1872, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1970.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2D222 Correspondence, 1833-1852
Legal documents, 1789-1872
Pamphlets