Amos G Avery

Mr. Amos Avery, an associate in plant breeding for the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Genetics, was in charge of the gardens and greenhouses under Dr. Albert Blakeslee from 1926-42. He left the laboratory in 1943.

This collection gives a view of the scientific and personal lives of scientists within the early days of the Department of Genetics of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. This collection includes photographs, negatives and three scrapbooks. This

The photos were given to the Archives by Mr. Avery’s daughter, Nancy Avery in April 1999.

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This collection is currently being processed under a 2011-2012 DHP award. NYS Education Department Logo Funding provided by the New York State Documentary Heritage Progam.