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Edward Hunter Snow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2051

Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence, autobiographical and biographical material of Edward H. Snow, journals, notebooks, documents, and miscellaneous papers. There are also newspaper clippings and published materials about Snow, as well as several photographs of Snow family members. The correspondence is largely from Snow to his wife, Hannah, and was written at the time of Snow's mission to the Southern States in the 1880's. There are also letters from Snow's father, Erastus Snow, to Snow ans Snow's wife. There is a sympathy letter from Heber J. Grant to Snow's family written on the occasion of Snow's death. Much of the correspondence has been transcribed and bound together; these letters are also included in the collection. The journals cover his mission to the Southern States and his mission to the Eastern States. There is a souvenir book of the first Utah State Legislature, of which Snow was a member, and there are newspaper clippings and articles relating to Snow's work with the Utah State Tax Commission, St. George Temple, and Southern Utah State College.


  • approximately 1865-1993


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 Journals and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The majority of the collection was donated by Karl Snow, Jr., a grandson of Edward H. Snow. Some materials were also donated by another descendant, Marcia Green. Ownership was transferred to BYU from both donors in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Karl N. Snow, Jr.; 1997 March 1. Donated; Marcia W. Green; 1997 April 15.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


3 boxes are located in the MSS stacks and 1 in PV.

Register of Edward Hunter Snow papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 1
Description rules
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