This collection documents the early career of Dr. Green. It consists of incoming letters and class tickets of Green’s from the period 1838-1841 and petitions, drafts of bills, and bills from his period in the General Assembly in the early 1850s-especially relating to an effort to create a state medical board and a vital statistics law. There are also a list of drugs purchased by Green in 1845 and class tickets for UofL Department of Medicine and Bellevue for James O. Green from 1864-66.
Norvin Green was born in New Albany, Indiana, on April 17, 1818. While he was a child his family settled in Kentucky. He graduated in medicine at the University of Louisville in 1840 and afterward served three terms in the Kentucky Legislature.was a physician, Kentucky legislator in the 1850s and 1860s, founder of Western Union, and onetime president of the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railroad. He was married Martha English, the daughter of James Wharton English. They two daughters. Grace Green ( -1925) and Susa Thornton Green (1841-1933) and four sons, James O. Green (1842-1924) who married Anna Hewitt, daughter of former mayor of NYC, Abram S. Hewitt, studied medicine in France and lived in New Jersey; Pinckney S. Green (1844-1914) was a lawyer in Louisville; John S. Green (1849-1909) was connected with the Car Wheel Works, of Louisville; and Warren Green (1853-1899) who died at 46 of pneumonia.