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Lily Dexter Greene papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSD-1893-002
This collection consists mainly of letters arranged in chronological order and articles. There is also a book, Life of Lily D. Greene, by Elsie Greene Pickett along with a diary/homeward journal, 1930 from Greece.

Dates

  • 1893 - 1951

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Extent

0.175 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

Biographical Sketch

Lily Dexter Greene, daughter of William H. Greene and Mary Pence Greene, was born at Hardinsburg, Indiana on August 11, 1868. She received an A.B. from DePauw University in 1893, "took Bible" in the Chicago Training School, and went to India as a missionary in 1894. After serving in Lucknow, Dwarbath, and Budion, she returned briefly to the United States where she received an M.A. from Boston University in 1902. From 1902-1920 she served at Rajputana, Phalera, Cawnpore, and Lahore, returned to the United States in 1920, and received her Ph.D. from Hopkins University in 1922. After returning to Delhi to build a school in 1922, she spent the rest of her life in the Delhi area where she continued her missionary work. Lily Dexter Greene died on February 16, 1942 in India.

See also:

Lily Greene is mentioned several times in the letters of Marjorie Dimmitt in DC 549 and DC 550. A letter from Lily Greene is found in the Longden collection in DC 237, folder G.
Title
Lily Dexter Greene papers Class of 1893
Status
in_contentdm
Author
Wesley Wilson
Date
1/17/2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Contact:
11 E. Larrabee Street
Greencastle, IN USA