Erastus Fairbanks and Artemisia Beman Snow family temple records
Scope and Contents
Collection contains materials relating to the family temple work of Erastus Snow and Artemisia Beman Snow. Materials include five volumes of records of Mormon temple ordinances performed by and for the Erastus and Artemisia Beman Snow family between 1884 and 1930. Volumes include three volumes of "Temple Record" books and one untitled temple record book, for the Beman side of the family; one "Record of the Dead" book kept by Erastus Snow for the Snow side of the family; and one "L.D.S. Family Record" book for the Butterworth family. Dated 1884-1930.
- Snow, Erastus Fairbanks, 1818-1888 (creator, Person)
- Snow, Artemisia Beman, 1819-1882 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Erastus Fairbanks and Artemisia Beman Snow family temple records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
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 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 to Denmark, was responsible for the translation of the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and other Church publications into Danish, 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.
Artemisia Beman Snow (1819-1882) was an early Mormon convert, and the first wife of Erastus Fairbanks Snow.
Artemisia Beman was born on March 3, 1819 to Alvah Beman and Sarah Elizabeth Burtts Beman in New York and was the youngest of three daughters. With her family she converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 1830s, and remained devoted to her faith for the rest of her life. She married Erastus Fairbanks Snow on December 13, 1838 at age 19 and together they had eleven children. She traveled with her husband and family to Utah as part of the Mormon migration to the West. She died in St. George, Utah on December 21, 1882 at 63 years old.
1 box (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
According to Linda Snow Westover, the family temple records were handed down through the Snow family and transferred to her by her father Don Snow, a retired professor of Mathematics and a great-grandson of Erastus Snow. Donated by Linda Snow Westover and Donald R. Snow in 2015.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Linda Snow Westover and Donald R. Snow; October 2015.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.b.v, November 2013.)
Processed; Carol Allred, student manuscripts processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2016.
- Register of Erastus Fairbanks and Artemisia Beman Snow family temple records
- Carol Allred
- 2016 August 10
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.