Albert Lamborn Green Papers, 1869-1935

(29 folders in 1 box; 0.25 linear ft.)

RG 5/175


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Abstract
Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians. The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and also correspondence in 1934-1935 with J. Russell Hayes giving an account from memory of life among the Otoes in the 1870s. Some drawings are included in the collection. Correspondents include William Dorsey, Thomas Garrigues, Benjamin Hallowell, J. Russell Hayes, Samuel M. Janney, Samuel Jeanes, Joseph Powell, John Saunders, George Smith, and Benjamin Stratton.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872.

He was the son of Sarah Sharpless and William Lamborn Green of Chester Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania. In 1869 he was appointed by President Grant as Indian Agent to the Confederated Otoe and Missouri tribes in Nebraska. In 1871, he married Sarah Cadwallader Lightfoot of Horsham Monthly Meeting who was the daughter of Thomas Lightfoot, also an Indian Agent. The family settled in Beatrice, Nebraska. After the death of his first wife, he married a second time, in 1921, to Emma Crothers of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians.

The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and also correspondence in 1934-1935 with J. Russell Hayes giving an account from memory of life among the Otoes in the 1870s. Some drawings are included in the collection. Correspondents include William Dorsey, Benjamin Hallowell, J. Russell Hayes, Samuel M. Janney, Samuel Jeanes, John Saunders.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four groups:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Church work with Indians -- Society of Friends
  • Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations- -1869-1934
  • Indians of North America -- Missions
  • Indians of North America -- Nebraska
  • Otoe Indians
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1955) Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) -- Archives
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1955) Sub-committee on Indian Concerns -- Archives
  • Quakers - Nebraska
  • Quakers -- Indians of North America
  • Quakers--Social Service--United States
  • Society of Friends - Nebraska
  • Society of Friends -- Indians
  • Society of Friends--Indians of North America
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Dorsey, William, 1811-1874
  • Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877
  • Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945
  • Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880
  • Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894
  • Otoe Agency
  • Saunders, John, 1814-1891
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: Before 1950
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
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Biographical Data

Papers on the Otoes

The Otoes and Missouris--A Confederated Indian Tribe Box 1

Otoe Language--List of Words Box 1

Jim Whitewater--Wah-Nah-Quesh-Soo-Ne ("The Fearless") Box 1

Correspondence Received, 1869-1873, n.d.

22 folders of correspondence received 1869 5mo 3-1873 3mo 22, n.d. Box 1

Letter from Howard Wood 1910 4mo 1 Box 1

Correspondence Sent, 1934-1935

2 folders of letters to J. Russell Hayes 1934 4mo 20-1935 9mo 27 Box 1

Writings and clippings

Photocopies of documents and publications by Albert L. Green; Newsclippings about him. Box 1