Dates: 1890-1995

Collection Number: MS 677

Physical Location: Archive Room Shelves

Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft., 28 folders).

Creators/Collectors: William Greene

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: John William Green Papers, MS 677, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Received from Vesta Lee Gordon, 2000-04-10.

Biographical/Historical Information: John William Green was born in Batesville, Virginia, in April 8, 1892. He was the son of George M. Green and Mary M. Green.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains correspondence and other family documents that belonged to the Greene/Green family. Of importance are the Arithmetic and English notebooks that belonged to John William Greene, some correspondence from George W. Green (father), receipts from the Charles T. Page General Merchandise and E. E. Nay General Merchandise, both dealers with stores in Batesville, VA. There are ledgers, account books, sermons and a book of songs all related to the Mount View Baptist Church of Batesville, Va.

There is also  some correspondence of Amy Johnson (grandmother of John William Green), Samuel Johnson (son of Amy) and a scrapbook that belonged to James Jones. There are some photographs of unidentified persons, and two war related items: a ration book and a postcard.


The collection (2 archival boxes, 1 linear ft.), has been organized alphabetically.


Box 1:

f.1: Accession folder

f.2: Green, George (Geo) – correspondence and receipts, 1921-1924, 1995

f.3: Green, George (Geo) – receipts from Chas. T. Page General Merchandise, Batesville, VA, 1922-1929, 1956

f.4: Green, William – receipts of accounts from E. E. Nay, General Merchandise, Batesville, VA, 1921-1923

f.5: Green, Johnny William – banking, insurance documents, 1909-1995

f.6: Green, William – cancelled checks and receipts of other accounts, 1924-1954

f.7: Green, Johnny William – property taxes, 1959

f.8: Green, Johnny William – Arithmetic and English notebooks, 1931-1933 (13 notebooks)

f.9: Green, William – final examination questions, 1951

f.10: Green, William and Mary Green – personal correspondence, 1923-1924, 1945

f.11: Green, William – Selective Service documents, 1944-1946


Box 2:

f.1: Johnson, Amy (Johnny William Greene grandmother) – correspondence, 1890-1894, 1924

f.2: Jones, James – scrapbook and notebook

f.3: [Ledger], 1934

f.4: Miscellaneous ephemera

f.5: Mt. View Baptist Church, Batesville, VA – ephemera, 1928, 1936-1939, 1951

f.6: Mt. View Baptist Church, Batesville, VA – cashbook, 1931 – 1932

f.7: [Mt. View Baptist Church, Batesville, VA] – Record, 1931

f.8: Mt. View Baptist Church, Batesville, VA – Record, 1935-1938, 1941

f.9: Mt. View Baptist Church, Batesville, VA – Ledger, 1945

f.10: Time book, 1940-1944

f.11: [Account book?] – [sale of turkeys, chicken and eggs], undated

f.12: [Notebook]: Spiritual songs [maybe belonged to Annie Bell], undated

f.13: Photographs – unidentified photos, undated

f.14: [Sermons] – handwritten notes, undated

f.15: War Department Postcard – Notice of Change of Address of Walter I. Harris, 1944-12-10

f.16: War Ration Book Two, issued to John Freeman Miller, undated


  • Green, George M.(father)
  • Green, John William.
  • Green, Lillian (wife)
  • Green, Mary M. (mother)
  • Harris, Walter I.
  • Johnson, Amy (grandmother)
  • Jones, James
  • Miller, John Freeman

Family Names: Greene/Green Family

Corporate Names:

  • E. E. Nay, General Merchandise, Batesville, Va.
  • Chas. T. Page General Merchandise, Batesville, Va.


  • Green family.
  • Batesville (Va.)
  • Photographs
  • Mt. View Baptist Church (Batesville, Va.)

Geographical Names: Batesville (Va.)

Record Types:

  • Correspondence.
  • Ephemera.
  • Photographs.