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William Snow diary and biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 857

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies both of typescripts of excerpts from the diary of William Snow and of typescripts of two biographies of the same man. The authors of the biographies are unknown.

William Snow was a captain of a wagon train en route to Utah, was sent to colonize in St. George, Utah with his families, became the bishop of the Pine Valley Ward and later, the patriarch of the St. George Stake of the Mormon Church. He was also a judge in St. George, Utah. The journal entries are in the years 1832-33 when he was serving as a missionary to the Southern States and 1850 when he was immigrating to Utah.


  • 1832-1850


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 William Snow diary and biographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

William Snow was a Mormon pioneer to Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah, a polygamist, and a Mormon bishop and stake patriarch.


20 p.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of William Snow diary and biographies
In Progress
Morgan Crockett
2010 July 21
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