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Gardner Avery diary

Identifier: c-00534

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.


  • Creation: 1900


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.

Biographical Note

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

Legal Status

Copyright: Virginia R. (Avery) Meeth.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Gardner Avery Diary
4 Published And Cataloged
M. McCauley
October 1986
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US