Henry G. Reynolds Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Reynolds, Henry G.
Henry G. Reynolds papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet , 4 volumes

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Henry G. Reynolds graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now known as Michigan State University) in 1870 with a B.S. degree, a M.S. in 1873 and a M.H. in 1893. Between the B.S. and M.S., he spent a year at Fresenius Laboratory, Wiesbaden, Germany (1872). From 1872 to 1884, he was a fruit grower at Old Mission, Michigan. He served as member on the State Board of Agriculture (now known as Board of Trustees) from 1879 to 1885. In 1885, he accepted the position as secretary of the State Board of Agriculture where he served until experiencing ill health in June 1893.

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Scope and Contents note

The Henry G. Reynolds collection of 4 volumes contains correspondence, receipts, bank deposits, purchase orders, board resolutions, and other records associated with Board of Agriculture and the Michigan Agricultural College. Of special note are papers related to the Samuel Johnson Affair (1886-1889) which culminated in the resignation of four professors and the suspension of 18 students. See Madison Kuhn collection (UA 17.107) for more information on the Samuel Johnson Affair.

Some papers from this collection were removed and placed in the Madison Kuhn collection (UA 17.107) prior to the processing of this collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2007

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1870.
  • Michigan. State Board of Agriculture.


  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Letters (correspondence)

Personal Name(s)

  • Johnson, Samuel, 1839-1916
  • Kuhn, Madison

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 October 1886 – August 1887 

2108 1

 August 1887– March 1888 

2108 2

 March 1888 – July 1889 

2108 3

 July 1889 – April 1891 

2108 4