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John W. Green Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025

This collection contains legal and financial papers documenting the lives of John W. Green and his wife, Ellen (McClung) Green. Among these materials are receipts, rental property records, deeds, wills, an obituary book, photographs, and diaries kept by Eliza Morgan McClung and Eliza Mills McClung.

Dates

  • 1875-1952

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains legal and financial papers documenting the lives of John W. Green and his wife, Ellen (McClung) Green. Among these materials are receipts, rental property records, deeds, wills, an obituary book, photographs, and diaries kept by Eliza Morgan McClung and Eliza Mills McClung.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Webb Green was born to Francis Marion and Susan (Webb) Green on June 9, 1859 in Oxford, Mississippi. He graduated from the Webb School in Bellbuckle, Tennessee, and proceeded to read law under Major T. S. Webb. He was licensed to practice on September 29, 1880 and opened his own practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to this practice, Green served on the Supreme Court in 1902 and 1935 and on the Court of Appeals in 1916. He also served as Chairman of Education, Trustee of the Eastern State Hospital, Chairman of the Committee on Admission to Practice in the Federal Courts of Knoxville, and Trustee of the Lawson-McGhee Library. He died on May 26, 1957.

Ellen Marshall McClung was born on May 23, 1872 to Franklin Henry (1828-1898) and Eliza Ann Mills (1833-1881) McClung. She married John Green on January 26, 1897. With her husband, she traveled around the world and maintained an estate on Black Oak Ridge. Ellen McClung died on May 13, 1956.

Arrangement

This collection consists of five boxes.

Acquisition Note

The estate of Judge John W. Green donated these materials to Special Collections between 1957 and 1960.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480