Gardner Avery diary
Scope and Contents
This collection includes handwritten and typed transcripts of Gardner Avery's daily journal for the year 1900. The journal describes the purchase and sale of livestock, daily farm routines, the weather, and activities of family and friends. Also included are biographical data written by Avery's granddaughter, Virginia (Avery) Meeth, on the 157th New York Infantry's actions in the Civil War; and a photocopy of an editorial written by Avery to the "Journal of Agriculture," a Detroit, Michigan, publication, which is dated March 31, 1900 and discusses silage and pasture.
- Avery, Gardner (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Gardner Avery (1844-1904) was the owner of Summit Dairy Farm in Forest Grove, Michigan. During the Civil War, Avery served with the 157th New York Volunteers, an infantry unit.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Virginia R. (Avery) Meeth
Copyright: Virginia R. (Avery) Meeth.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Gardner Avery Diary
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- M. McCauley
- October 1986
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.