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The Country Gentleman journal

Identifier: SPEC-071

Scope and Contents

This collection includes issues of the agricultural weekly, The Country Gentleman, from January 1, 1863 to June 25, 1863, and June 10, 1869. The periodical's content was focused on agricultural business news and products.


  • Creation: 1863, 1869

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Country Gentleman was founded in 1831 by Luther Tucker in Rochester, New York. In 1940 the weekly magazine moved to Albany, New York. In 1911 the magazine was purchased by Cyrus H. Curtis, head of the Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia, who wanted the magazine to focus on the business side of farming. By 1955 The Country Gentleman had become the second most popular agricultural magazine, with over 2 million copies in circulation. Its popularity soon attracted the attention of the publishers of Farm Journal, who purchased The Country Gentleman and merged it with Farm Journal.


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Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer donation on 2009/04/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/05/22 by Kasey Mock. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/22 by Kasey Mock. EAD finding aid revised 2014/05/23 by Brandon Pieczko

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The Country Gentleman journal
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA