Guide to the Papers of Leslie W. Snow, 1916 - 1993Manuscript MS-966 

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Guide to the Papers of Leslie W. Snow, 1916 - 1993

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-966 

Collection Dates:

1916 - 1993

Size of Collection:

20 boxes (8.3 linear ft.)


Leslie W. Snow (DC class of 1912) was the younger of two sons of Leslie P. Snow (DC class of 1886), a lawyer and justice of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, and member of an old and prominent New England family. Leslie W. Snow was an employee of Chase Securities Corporation, Chase Harris Forbes Corporation, and the Chase National Bank, eventually serving as vice president of Chase National Bank from 1933 to 1945; he was also the president and director of the Founders Corporation of Theta Delta Chi. The Leslie W. Snow Family Papers are a collection of documents and artifacts relating to the life of Leslie W. Snow and his relatives and ancestors, especially his father, Leslie Perkins Snow, step-mother, Norma Currier Snow, and older brother, Conrad Edwin Snow (DC class of 1912), but also including documents regarding ancestors and relatives of his wife, Emily Royer. These documents include images, including a significant number of photographs taken by Snow during his service in Europe during World War I, as well as manuscript and printed materials. Among the documents is a collection of personal and business correspondence of Leslie W. Snow and his immediate family, as well as official documents (birth certificates, diplomas, military certificates), diaries, passports, medals and insignia, and other biographical information. More unwieldy items are Leslie P. Snow's surveyor's compass, a model steam engine build by Leslie W. Snow around 1905, and two King James Bibles documenting the history of the Snow family from 1772 through 1959. Other lives documented by the collection include Leslie W. Snow's maternal grandparents, Franklin P. and Missouri Eliza Whitmore Currier, and his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Helena Maria Perkins Snow, and his great-grandfather, Joseph Snow, as well as numerous other relatives covered in less depth. Of his wife's family, there are a few materials relating to Emily Royer's parents, Harry Franklin and Carrie Hoffer Royer, her maternal grandparents, Jacob Zollinger and Sarah Jane Grove Hoffer, and her paternal grandfather, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Royer, as well as other relatives represented by fewer materials.

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