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