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Henry Burr Green papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1063

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers related to Henry Burr Green's life and family. Documents related to his military service and real estate career comprise the largest portion of the collection. The papers cover multiple facets of Green's life including his long-term involvement in the Presbyterian Church, his membership in multiple fraternities while attending Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), and his extensive involvement with the real estate community (1946-1987). Due to Green's military service and prominence in the real estate profession, condolence letters from President Ronald Regan and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers are included in the collection. A small number of documents relate to Green's grandmother, Kate Green Hess (1862-1947). The collection also includes a diploma from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, awarded in 1900 to Green's uncle, Dr. Henry Daniel Green (1879-1904).


  • 1900-1991


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Burr Green was born on March 20, 1923 to Alfred Franklin Green (1893-1969) and Sarah Kimbrough Burr (1895-1965) in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), Auburn, Alabama, in 1943 where he was a member of the advanced ROTC brigade, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Pi Omega Service Fraternity, and the International Service Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Green served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army 95th Artillery Division during World War II. Post war, he earned the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. He married Jane Jansen and they had three children: Henry Burr Green, Jr.; F. Bailey Green; and Jan Green Matthews. He was an active member at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and on multiple church committees. From 1943 to his death, Green was employed by the family real estate company, Cheves-Green Enterprises, Inc., founded by his father in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a prominent member of the southeast region real estate community and earned multiple awards from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Green died on October 19, 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia.


1.4 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 oversize box)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015.

Henry Burr Green papers
Cynthia Wiley and Carla Ledgerwood
June 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305