Julia Boynton Green Papers mssGreen

Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
December 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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The collection consists of correspondence, poetry, articles, stories, drama, and three unpublished books by Julia Boynton Green. There are also two unpublished novels, poetry and stories written by her husband, L. (Levi) Worthington Green.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

Box 1

Correspondence 1888-1950

Box 2

Drama approximately 1940

Box 2, Box 3, Box 4

Poetry undated

Box 5, Box 6

Prose 1932-1947

Box 7, Box 8

Notes and drafts undated

Box 8

Levi Worthington Green and biographical notes 1905-1930