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Accession 212

Inclusive Dates

1864-1899,1910,1923,1928-1930,1932-1934, 1945-1977


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear foot



Historical Note

Lowry-Avery Family are long-time residents of York County, SC.

Scope and Content Note

The Lowry-Avery Family Papers consist of photocopies of biographical data and family history data, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs from family reunions, and other papers. Includes a copy of the printed version of a diary by Samuel Cosmos Lowry (1845-1864) of the 17th Infantry SCV Co. F, providing a highly literate account of the life of a young Confederate soldier: “We lay in the woods a short distance from the enemy’s line, watching the flying shells as they passed over us, seeing, whistling, literally plowing the air, the loud shriek of the flying shells, the dull whiz of the great ancanisten, with the disappearing cry of wounded mortals, fairly rent the air.”


The papers of the Lowry-Avery Family, long-time residents of York County, S.C., were received by the College Archives on September 4, 1978 as a gift from Mrs. S.K. Lowry.


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Lowry-Avery Family Papers - Accession 212