Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921

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General, historian, and engineer.

From the description of Letters, 1876-1914. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36929250

Francis Vinton Greene was born on 27 June 1850. He graduated from West Point in 1870 and served as second lieutenant of artillery until 1872, when he transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1874 and served as military attache to the U.S. Legation in Russia from 1877-1878. He was put in charge of public works in Washington, D.C. from 1879-1885 and was promoted to a captain. Greene commanded an expedition during the Spanish-American War and later wrote an extensive report on conditions in Cuba, which became the basis of American policy there. He served in various political and civic positions throughout his life and was also an active writer. Francis Vinton Greene died on 15 May 1921.

From the guide to the Francis Vinton Greene papers, 1874-1875, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Francis Vinton Greene, son of George Sears Greene (1801-1899), West Point graduate and brigade commander at Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. The younger Greene, b. June 27, 1850, was also a West Point graduate (1870) and had a long career in the United States Army. Military attache to U.S. Legation in St Petersburg, 1877-79; engineer in charge of public works in Washington, D.C., 1879-85 and professor, practical military engineering, United States Military Academy, 1885. Resigned, Dec. 31, 1886. Colonel, 7th New York Infantry, May 2, 1898 then brigadier general and later major general, U.S. Volunteers, commanding 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps at Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah, Georgia, and Havana, Cuba, Oct.-Dec. 1898. Later served in a variety of civilian and political positions and wrote a number of books on military history; d. New York City, May 13, 1921.

From the description of Diary of Francis Vinton Greene [manuscript], 1863 June 13-August 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647840284

Francis Vinton Greene (1850-1921) was an American soldier, engineer and author. His military duties included serving as military attaché in Russia in 1877, teaching at West Point, and commanding volunteers during the Spanish-American War. In 1903 he was appointed Police Commissioner of New York City. He also worked as an engineer on various projects and wrote military histories.

From the guide to the Francis Vinton Greene papers, 1776-1921, 1801-1921, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Francis Vinton Greene (1850-1921), was detailed in 1872 to serve under the Department of State on a joint commission, the North American Boundary Commission to survey and mark the boundary line along the 49th parallel.

From the description of Letters, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127555

Francis Vinton Greene (1850-1921) was an American soldier, engineer and author.

His military duties included serving as military attaché in Russia in 1877, teaching at West Point, and commanding volunteers during the Spanish-American War. In 1903 he was appointed Police Commissioner of New York City. He also worked as an engineer on various projects and wrote military histories.

From the description of F.V. Greene papers, 1776-1921, bulk (1801-1921). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615974

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referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Correspondence with Francis V. Greene, 1894-1918. Library of Congress
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Letters, 1876-1914. Indiana University
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Francis Vinton Greene papers, 1776-1921, 1801-1921 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn W. L. (Waldo Lee) McAtee papers, 1883-1942, 1883-1942 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Diary of Francis Vinton Greene [manuscript], 1863 June 13-August 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Autograph letter signed : to his wife, 1918 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Norton family. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920 Houghton Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Autograph letter signed : to J.P. Morgan, 1918 Apr.5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. F.V. Greene papers, 1776-1921, bulk (1801-1921). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Francis Vinton Greene papers, 1874-1875 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Leonard Wood Letters, 1871-1927 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917. Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 (bulk 1852-1917). Library of Congress
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Copy of letter : from J.P. Morgan to Mrs. Greene, 1918 Apr. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Diary, 1874 and Letter, 1875. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Joseph Hodges Choate Papers, 1745-1929, (bulk 1852-1917) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Diary of Francis Vinton Greene, 1863 June 13-August 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Correspondence, 1918 Apr. 16, 22, and 2 undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Gillman" to "Halpine". Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes papers, 1900-1946. Houghton Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Letters. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921. Letters, 1875. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rorison, Arda Bates. Letter : New York, N.Y., to General Francis V. Greene, Buffalo, N.Y., 1910 Sept. 2. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962. Papers, 1883-1942. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Joseph Hodges Choate letter, Choate (Joseph Hodges) letter, 1915 Redwood Library & Athenaeum
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Snickersville (Va.)
Yellowstone National Park
Philippines
Montana
Yellowstone National Park
Fairfax (Va.)
Virginia City (Mont.)
United States
West (U.S.)
United States
Virginia City (Mont.)
Yellowstone National Park
Philippines
Canada
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United States
New York (N.Y.)
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Russo--Turkish War, 1877-1878
Sutlers
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Immigration and American Expansion
United States--History--1865-1921
Spanish--American War, 1898
Police administration--New York (State)--New York
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Soldiers--United States
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Birth 1850-06-27

Death 1921-05-13

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