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John Cleve Green Foundation Records

 Collection
Identifier: DC093
This collection consists of bound admission applications collected by the John C. Green Foundation.

Dates

  • 1883 - 1902

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Extent

2.42 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

The John C. Green Foundation was created in 1875 with the passing of John Cleve Green. In his will, he left his residuary estate to his widow, Sarah Griswold Green; his younger brother, Caleb Smith Green, Jr.; his nephew, Charles E. Green; and his friend, Judge John T. Nixon. Together, these four persons became known as the "Founders." The group purchased The Lawrenceville School from Dr. Hamill in 1879 with the intention of turning it into an entirely new school "with a more elite student body" ("The Lawrentian," Winter 2017). The male "Founders" were among the first trustees of the School. Under the Foundation, many changes were enacted, including construction of new buildings around the Circle; the introduction of the House system; and the use of English-style forms.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Appraisal

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.

Information in the historical note was gathered from the following resources:

Haun, Jacqueline. "Paging Through History." The Lawrentian (Winter 2017): 20-21.

Slaymaker, S.R. Five Miles Away: The Story of the Lawrenceville School. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rebecca Driscoll in October of 2017.
Title
John Cleve Green Foundation Records: Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Rebecca Driscoll
Date
10/25/2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Contact:
Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US