Roy C. Avery biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0209

Abstract

File includes copy of letter written by Roy Avery's brother, Oswald T. Avery, in which he describes his discovery of DNA. Letter is dated May 13, 1943. Also two unpublished manuscripts by Roy Avery: one on histoplasmosis and the other World War I memoirs. Also included in file are photos, newspaper clippings, Vanderbilt Faculty Biographical data sheet, obituary, one newspaper article about Mrs. Roy Avery, dated 1904.

Dates

  • 1885 - 1971

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Historical or Biographical Note

Roy C. Avery was born in 1885 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Connecticut State College, B.S., Massachusetts State College, M.S., and received the Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1928. Dr. Avery taught at Vanderbilt Medical School from 1931-1953.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Finding Aid for the Roy C. Avery Biographical File
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2005-07-27
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

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