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Edward H. Snow mission journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7411

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of Snow's mission journal he kept while in the Southern States mission. The journal spans from 18 March 1887 to 14 December 1887. Snow titled this journal "Journal B", meaning it is probably the second journal kept by Snow while he was a missionary in the Southern States. The collection also includes a photocopy of the journal for further research.


  • 1887


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 Edward H. Snow mission journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Edward H. Snow (1865-1932) was an ecclesiastical leader, politician, and educator in Utah. He played a significant role in the founding of Southern Utah University.

Edward Hunter Snow was the son of Mormon apostle Erastus Snow. He attended Brigham Young Academy, and after the conclusion of his education he served a mission to the Southern States starting in the year 1886. Thirteen years later, in 1899, Snow was assigned to the Eastern States mission, where he served for a time as president. Snow dedicated his life to education, playing a large role in the founding of Southern Utah University. Politically, Snow served in the State Legislature for a brief period in 1898. During the last year of his life, Snow served as an appointed chairman and member of the Utah State Tax Commission in 1931. He also served as a stake president and was later called to be a temple president.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains the missionary journal of Edward H. Snow while he served in the Southern States Mission, 18 March 1887 to 14 December 1887.

Custodial History note

Maintained by Karl N. Snow until time of donation in October 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Karl Snow; 2007.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 19th Century journal.

Related Archival Materials note

See also the Edward H. Snow papers (MSS 6127), Journals and papers ca. 1867-1932 (MSS 2051), and Additions to the Edward H. Snow papers, 1878-1932 (MSS 2367).

Processing Information note

Processed; Lissa Chandler; 2008.

Register of Edward H. Snow mission journal
Lissa Chandler
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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