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Erastus Fairbanks Snow agreements

Identifier: MSS 8985

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two agreements signed by Erastus Snow related to water rights in St. George, Utah. The first agreement, between Snow and Z.C. Rio Virgen Manufacturing Company, is dated January 10, 1888. The second document is a certificate of confirmation of agreement signed by the Clerk of the Water Commissioners Court of Washington County, UT and dated June 6th, 1888.


  • 1888


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted. Needs conservation work.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibilty of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Erastus Fairbanks Snow agreements must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Erastus Fairbanks Snow (1818-1888) was a prominent leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and played a key role in the settlement of southern Utah.

Erastus Snow was born on November 19, 1818 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Snow joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1833 when he was 15 years old. He served many missions for the Church, including one to Denmark. Snow was responsible for the translation of the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and other Church publications into Danish. He later served as an Apostle. He, with Orson Pratt, was the first of the Mormon pioneers to enter the Salt Lake Valley, and he played a crucial role in the settlement of southern Utah, particularly St. George. He married Artemisia Beman on December 3, 1838, and they had eleven children together. Erastus Snow died on May 27, 1888 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Administrative History

Confetti Antiques and Books (1994-) is an antique store focusing on rare, used, and out of print Mormon/Latter-Day Saint books in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Confetti Antiques was established in August 1994 by Donald and Kara Morris in Spanish Fork. The couple started in a historic Victorian home built in 1895, originialy with the main focus to provide a wide array of antiques, furniture and collectibles for Utah County. In June of 1998, the business expanded its scope to include internet sales through Ebay. In August of 1998, Confetti moved to its present location on Spanish Fork's historic Main Street.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Purchased from Confetti Antiques and Books, in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Confetti Antiques and Books; September 1, 2010.


Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Itza Mostert, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Register of Erastus Fairbanks Snow agreements
Itza Mostert
2017 May 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States