Scope and arrangement
The papers consist of correspondence and writings by Richard T. Greener. Two letters, June 22, 1916 and June 4, 1918 are to Arthur Alfonso Schomburg and are in response to letters Schomburg had written in his capacity as Secretary of the Negro Society for Historical Research.|||The writings consist of Greener's Bowdoin Prize dissertation, "The Tenures of Land in Ireland" (June 23, 1870; 68pp.); two essays, "Michael Angelo" (37pp) and "Socrates as a Teacher" (76pp.); "The Academic Life," a speech delivered before the Alpha Phi Society of Howard University (November 26, 1878; 66pp.); and his English translation of the poem "My Portrait" (2pp.) by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Greener in 1899 while he was U.S. Consul to Vladivostok.