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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Julia Boynton Green papers
    Creator: Green, Julia Boynton
    Identifier/Call Number: mssGreen
    Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1891-1950
    Abstract: Papers belonging to American poet and writer Julia Boynton Green.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Julia Boynton Green papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gladys Green, November 1969.

    Biographical / Historical

    Julia Boynton Green (1861-1957) was an American poet and writer. She was born in South Bryon, New York in 1861. She attended school at the LeRoy Academy, Nyack On The Hudson, and the Art Students League in New York and for a short at Wellesley. In 1893, Green moved to California with her husband, L. (Levi) Worthington Green (also an author). They first lived in Redlands where they grew oranges, but later moved to Palo Alto, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles. She died in Los Angeles in July 1957. Her published books include: Lines and interlines, This enchanting coast, and Noonmark. Green contributed to numerous literary magazines, her work received several awards, and were included in several anthologies. The Green's had three children: Gladys, Boynton, and Norman.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, poetry, articles, stories, drama, and three unpublished books by Julia Boynton Green. There are also two unpublished novels, poetry and stories written by her husband, L. (Levi) Worthington Green. Correspondents include: William Rose Benét, Jessie Benton Frémont, Charles Fletcher Lummis, and Arthur Truman Merrill.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library staff. In 2020, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


    Arranged in the following series: Correspondence; Drama; Poetry; Prose; Notes and drafts; Levi Worthington Green and biographical notes.


    Former call number: mssGreen papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women authors, American -- Archives
    Women authors, American -- California -- Archives
    Women poets, American -- Archives
    Women poets, American -- California -- Archives
    Letters (correspondence) -- California
    Manuscripts -- California
    Poetry -- California
    Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950
    Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902
    Green, L. Worthington (Levi Worthington)
    Merrill, Arthur Truman, 1874-1935