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Fidella Flint Laird and Charles R. Snelgrove papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5993

Scope and Contents note

Personal papers of Fidella F. L. and Charles R. Snelgrove, circa 1926-1976. Materials include: correspondence; traveling materials such as maps, brochures, pamphlets of Germany, England, Wales, France, Canada; Snelgrove Distinctive Ice Cream Company information; mission scrapbooks; and newspaper clippings.


  • circa 1926-1976


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Fidella Flint Laird and Charles R. Snelgrove papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Charles Rich Snelgrove (1887-1977) served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later started Snelgrove Ice Cream Co.

Charles Rich Snelgrove was born to Charles Richard and Emily Brooksbank Snelgrove 30 June 1887, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served two missions - one to Canada from 1926-1928, and then another in 1937 to the British Isles - and would then serve three missions to Nauvoo with his wife. The couple started up a local ice cream shop called Snelgrove Ice Cream Co. in 1930. Charles died 30 Dec 1977 in Salt lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Fidella Snelgrove was born to Edward and Valeria Flint Lairnd on 6 March 1886, in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake County, Utah. She married Charles Rich Snelgrove on 24 November 1909. Fidella died 9 October 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)




The personal papers of Fidella Flint Laird and Charles R. Snelgrove, including correspondence and scrapbooks, crica 1926-1976.

Custodial History note

Donated; Mona Layton; 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mona Layton in 1978.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Charles Richard Snelgrove and Emily Brooksbank Snelgrove, their ancestry, life, and descendants BX 8670.1 .Sn267c 1990.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles; 13 November 2007.
Register of Fidella Flint Laird and Charles R. Snelgrove papers
Karen Glenn and Melissa Cowles, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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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