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George E. Green letters

 Collection
Identifier: BUSC-1993-002

Overview

The George E. Green letters include correspondence, financial and legal records and documents relating to business dealings between George E. Green and John P. Fiebig. The documents dates from 1900 to 1916 and pertain to early twentieth-century business/manufacturing, New York State history, local history of the Greater Binghamton area and the founding of International Business Machines (IBM).

Please note that all materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online as the George E. Green Letter Collection -- searchable in the online library catalog under Local Digital Collections or visit the Digital Collection page at https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/.

Dates

  • 1900 - 1916

Biographical Note

George E. Green was a prominent politician and businessman in the Greater Binghamton, NY area. Green was born in Kirkwood, NY in 1858. He served as mayor of Binghamton, NY from 1893 to 1899, a member of the New York State Senate 38th District from 1901 to 1904, as the State Commissioner of excise for New York, President of the League of Republican Clubs of New York, and a delegate to New York State Cconstitutional convention 39th District in 1915. Green was an early investor in the Bundy Manufacturing Company and became president of International Time Recording Company, which later merged into Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company — the precursor to International Business Machines (IBM).

Additionally, Green held various positions in a range of companies in which he was an investor including Berry and Green (Wholesale Flour and Feed), Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, Binghamton Railroad Company, Coal Dealers’ Supply Company, Consolidated Booksellers of New York, Donnelly-Dunham Coal Mining Company, Doremus Machines Company, Endicott Land Company, General Electric Inspection Company, Guardian Trust Company, Harris Safety Company, Hudson Valley Railway Company, Iron Clad Manufacturing Company, New York Casualty Company, Security Mutual Life Insurance, Waverly, Sayre and Athens Railway Company, Yaqui Copper Company, and the Yerba Maté Tea Company (American-Brazilian Trading Company).

Green died January 16, 1917 due to complications from an operation and is interred at Spring Forest Cemetery in Binghamton, New York.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Riverrow Bookshop, March 1993.

Related Materials

Please note that all materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online as the George E. Green Letter Collection -- searchable in the online library catalog under Local Digital Collections or visit the Digital Collection page at https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/.

Processing Information

This collection was re-organized and described by Macarry Pobanz, an Undergraduate Student Assistant in Special Collections, September-October 2010.
Title
George E. Green letters
Author
Macarry Pobanz, Student Assistant, Special Collections
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Binghamton NY 13902 USA