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


Leslie Whitmore Snow was born in Snowville, NH, on December 9, 1890, to parents Leslie Perkins and Susan Eliza (Currier) Snow. His mother died in his youth, and his father married her sister, Norma Cutter (Currier) Snow. Leslie Whitmore Snow graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1912, in the same year as his brother, Conrad Snow. He later went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a B.S. in 1914. Snow served a year overseas in the ordnance department of the US Army during the first World War. In 1921, he married Emily Royer, and they later had three daughters-Shirley, Janet (name later changed to Leslie), and Elizabeth. Professionally, he 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. Leslie Whitmore Snow was the president and director of the Founders Corporation of Theta Delta Chi. He died on August 15, 1958, and is buried in Rochester, NH. Also included in this collection are materials relating to ancestors of the Snow and Royer families: featured prominently are Leslie W. Snow's maternal grandparents, Franklin P. and Missouri Eliza Whitmore Currier, and his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Helena Maria Perkins Snow. Also included are materials regarding Edwin Snow's father, Joseph Snow, and various other relatives not covered in as much depth. On the Royer side, 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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