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Alva Sherwood papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.96

Scope and Contents

A nine page essay entitled, "History-Its Uses", July 23, 1881, written by Alva Sherwood.


  • Creation: 1881


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

Alva Sherwood received his Bachelor of Science from the State Agricultural College of Michigan in 1881. In 1882 he is listed as a farmer in New Troy and as a farmer in Three Oaks, Michigan in 1888.

In 1894, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Surgery from the Detroit College of Medicine. In 1895, he is noted in the alumni catalog as a Veterinary Surgeon and Farmer in Three Oaks, Michigan.

The Alumni catalog of 1900 lists Sherwood as Principal of Schools in Three Oaks for two years and as veterinary surgeon, farmer and dealer in live stock.

Alva Sherwood died September 26, 1905.


0.1 Cubic Feet (Essay==Original Extent Info: 1 Item.)

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Custodial History

A gift of Mary Sherwood Hill.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Alva Sherwood Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
April 2012
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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