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Anne D. Greene papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: BMC-12H-Greene

Scope and Contents

The Anne Greene letters contains the correspondence of Anne D. Greene, who attended Bryn Mawr from 1901 to 1903 before transferring to Barnard. These letters, which range from 1902 to 1903, primarily cover Greene’s freshman and sophomore years at Bryn Mawr.

The collection consists of one folder housing 22 letters. These letters are arranged by recipient.

Most of the twenty letters are addressed to Greene’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Greene of New York City, and are from Nov. 1902 to May 1903. These letters contain long, humorous accounts of the Class of 1905’s plays, expressions of Greene’s joy in exercise and basketball, an account of President M. Carey Thomas’s duplicity on the matter of proctors for examinations. There are also accounts of her work at the Settlement House, dissections in Biology, and essay assignments. One letter lists popular songs which were being sung on campus; another characterizes Mary Garrett, companion of M. Carey Thomas, as “the woman who supplies the College with pin money and furniture” (Nov. 2, 1902). There is also a letter from Avis Putnam (A.B. 1905) to Anne Greene after she transferred to Barnard, dated October 9, 1903, which comments on BMC courses and faculty, including nicknames by which they were known to the student body. Finally, there is a letter to Anne Green, author identified only as Louise, dated October 10, 1903, which describes life at BMC, including plans for Freshman Play.

Greene’s letters vividly describe athletic, academic, and social life of a Bryn Mawr student at the turn of the century. They also provide insight into the relationships sustained after Greene transferred to Barnard College. The collection would be of use to those interested in early Bryn Mawr history.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1903

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Anne Dunkin Greene started at Bryn Mawr in 1902. She later transferred to Barnard College, where she took her B.A. in 1905. She married Guy Bates 1908. The couple had one son.

Bibliographical notes: 1914 Bryn Mawr College Calendar


1 folders (1 folder containing 22 letters)

Language of Materials



Anne D. Greene attended Bryn Mawr for her sophomore and junior years. These letters, which are primarily from 1902-1903, give a detailed summary of her experiences during her time at the College.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized versions of nearly all of the Anne Greene letters (excepting the Avis Putnam letter) can be found on Triptych.

Processing Information

Partially processed by Theresa Taylor (n.d.), and completed by Michele Kemmerer (Summer 1985).

Anne D. Greene papers
Theresa Taylor, Michele Kemmerer, JoyAngelica Chan, Cassidy Gruber Baruth
20 June 2017
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