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Willis Green Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Willis Green Papers, 1818-1893, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
1 cubic ft.
Papers of Willis Green of Falls of Rough (Grayson County), Kentucky, landowner, miller, lumber man, merchant, postmaster, and active member of the Whig Party, who served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1836-1837, and represented the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky in Congress, 1839-1845. The papers consist mainly of letters, 1818 -1856, to Green concerning trade with New Orleans; the improvement of Green River; legal matters; Kentucky politics; his campaigns for election to Congress; the convention of the Loco Foco Party at Frankfort, Ky. in January 1840; the presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison in 1840; formation of the Native American Party at Hopkinsville, Ky. in November 1844; friendly relations with Henry Clay; letters from his constituents requesting aid in obtaining pensions, appointments to office, etc.; proceedings of a meeting of Whigs of Breckinridge Co., Ky. at Hardinsburg, 15 May 1843; statements of account, 1825-1854, with business firms in Philadelphia, Louisville, and other cities; legal papers in the case of Willis Green v. Benjamin Sebastian, William Sebastian, and N.D. Anderson, 1820-1831, about land, including the mill seat at Falls of Rough. Miscellaneous legal papers about slavery, the shipment of lumber in flatboats, etc.; manuscripts entitled "Bank of the United States" and "The Tariff and Distribution Bill"; and a day book, 1830-1831, of the general merchandise store at Falls of Rough, containing Green's name as a customer. Also included are Lafayette Green's (nephew of Norvin Green) letters and papers, 1861 -1893; and papers of Lafayette Green's father-in-law, Robert W. Scott of Franklin County, consisting of letters, 1847-1885, a volume of poetry transcribed at Transylvania University in 1826, and his farm book with accounts and diary entries, 1834-1859. A thirty page guide to the associated Green Collection, 1814-1971, at the Manuscript Division, Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., is included
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