Identity Statement for John Richard Green

  • Reference code: IE UCDA LA44
  • Title: Papers of John Richard Green (1837–83)
  • Dates: 1859–69
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

John Richard Green was born in Oxford in 1837. He was educated at Magdalen College school and Jesus College. He took orders in 1860, and was sometime vicar of St Philip's, Stepney, becoming in 1869 the librarian at Lambeth. Mainly remembered as an English historian, being the author of A Short History of the English PeopleA History of the English PeopleThe Making of England, and The Conquest of England, published after his death by his wife, who assisted him in various other works, and herself wrote Henry II in the Twelve English Statesmen series. Died 1883.

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of letters from J.R. Green to his contemporaries, William Boyd Dawkins, Edward Augustus Freeman and [?] Dax, from Oxford and various London addresses including St Philip's, Stepney. The letters concern their mutual research interests, mainly palaeontological and pre-Conquest; the work of colleagues; and the quality of papers at the British Academy. Personal matters include the prospects of an ecclesiastical living, in the earlier letters, and his appointment as a librarian at Lambeth, in the later.


  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English