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Greene papers

Identifier: MS 1962


This collection includes the papers of Captain Edwin F. Greene, a master of the Baltimore coffee fleet in the late 19th-early 20th century. Includes many papers (receipts, payrolls, code books, accounts, manifestos, logs, etc.) relating to ships Capt. Greene mastered or inspected - such as "City of Montreal," "Grace Deering," "Hinkley," "Jason," "Julia," "Liberator," "Packet," "Rosella Smith," "West Gaven," "West Helix," and "Xenia." Many of these papers deal with voyages to South America. Also included are Capt. Greene's passports, certificates as a shipping master, letters of recommendation from shipping companies, postcards to his wife and daughter, notes relating to his employment by the shipping Board and as Marine Superintendent for France and Canada S.S. Corporation, etc. Also includes papers relating to his membership in the New York Marine Society. Some papers of Franklin Abbott Greene are included- mostly certificates of appointment in the Signal Corps of the U.S., WWI. Also included are some papers of the Woolford Family--letters to Capt. Stevens Woolford (Mid 19th cen.) Also newsclipping relating to Capt. E. F. Greene and also to the Baltimore coffee fleet.


  • 1842-1955


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This collection is open for research use.

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0.83 Linear Feet (2 full Hollinger boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. F. A. Greene.

Related Materials

PP203, Edwin F. Greene photograph collection, circa 1890.

Guide to the Greene papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-06: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States