GREEN (CHARLES) PAPERS

(Mss. 166)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
LETTER DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................................ 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 6
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

5 items

Geographic locations.

Alexandria, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1834-1836

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Letters (and typescript copies of letters) of Charles Green of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, to his family in Pennsylvania relating his experiences as a carpenter, and his efforts to establish himself in the ice and confectionary business in Louisiana.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Charles Green Papers, Mss. 166, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Charles Green, a carpenter from Pennsylvania, moved to Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where he sought to establish ice and confectionery businesses in Louisiana. His mother, Henrietta, and his brother, George, lived in Pennsylvania.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Letters from Charles Green to his family members concern his travel to Alexandria, wages paid to laborers, the loss of his carpentry tools, the establishment of an ice business at the expense of $2,500, his interest in a retail business, the unprofitability of the ice business, and his plans to establish a confectionery business with a partner named Legras.

LETTER DESCRIPTIONS

Date

Contents

Dec. 18, 1834

Charles Green to his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Green regarding his trip to Alexandria and the wages paid laborers.

Mar. 29, 1835

Bayou Rapide, Louisiana, Charles Green to his mother, regarding loss of $400 worth of tools and asking if carpenters could be sent down from Pennsylvania.

Mar. 27, 1836

Charles Green to his brother, George Green, and mother, regarding his venture into the ice business at an expense of $2,500, and hoping his mother would like to live in Princeton, New Jersey.

June 19, 1836

Alexandria, Charles Green to his mother, regarding his going into the “trading business” and the unprofitable ice business

July 31, 1836

Alexandria, Charles Green to his mother, brother, and sister, regarding going into the confectionary business in partnership with Legras.

INDEX TERMS

Alexandria (La.)--History--19th century.

Confectioners--Louisiana.

Ice industry--Louisiana.

Louisiana--Economic conditions--19th century.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

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Charles Green letters (1834-1836) and typescript copies of letters