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Green, William Howe, b. 1818-
William Howe Green (born 1818)
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The William Howe Green papers
contain a mix of materials relating to Green's life, including journals and
Scope and Content Note
The William Howe Green papers contain a mix of materials relating to Green's life,
including journals and photographs. Included in the collection is Green's memoir,
which describes most of his life. The memoir provides the reader with a glimpse into
the weaving industry in England and America in the nineteenth century and an
emigrant's journey to America. Also included in this collection is a journal that
details Green's journey of 1,700 miles to recover the body of his adopted son, who
had died during one of the battles of the Civil War. There are notes about a journey
to Scotland, two carte de visite photographs of Green's parents, and five cabinet
William Howe Green was born on February 5, 1818 in
Churchfields, Kidderminster, in England. In 1837 he was trained to work a Brussel
simple loom to be a carpet weaver and worked in this capacity to help support his
family. From the age of fourteen to twenty he worked as an apprentice to a weaver.
He later went on to work weaving Scotch carpet in a factory, until poor trade
conditions in the area led him to emigrate to the United States in 1845, eventually
ending up in Danvers, Massachusetts.
On November 9, 1841 Green married his wife at the New Meeting House in
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Green, William Howe, b.
Carte de visite photographs
United States--History--Civil War,
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
William Howe Green (born 1818) Papers, MH 111, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex
Museum, Salem, Mass.
This material was purchased in 1937 (accession #10,240).
Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, May 2015.