Gardiner Greene

1753 - 1832


Boston merchant, and originally a planter in Demerara, with a significant series of commercial and physical legacies in Boston, including the South Boston Bridge. His third wife was the daughter of John Singleton Copley.

  1. Gardiner Green [sic] was shown as the owner of Evergreen in Demerara in the 1817 Slave Registers.

  2. Gardiner Greene's grandson and namesake Gardiner Greene Hubbard (1822-1897) was co-founder and first President of the National Georgaphic Society (launching National Geographic Magazine), co-founder with Alexander Graham Bell of the journal Science, and first President of the Bell Telephone Co., which evolved into AT&T.


Winthrop S. Scudder (ed), A History of the Gardiner Greene estate on Cotton Hill, now Pemberton Square Boston, reprinted from the publications of the Bostonian Society (1916)

  1. T71/397.

  2. 'Gardiner Greene Hubbard', in Science New Series, Vol. 6, No. 157 (Dec. 31, 1897), pp. 974-977.

We are grateful to David Martial Alexander for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - United States of America