Collection number: MS 79
Size: 7 items
About Martin Snow
Martin Snow, Civil War sailor, was born in Boston, Mass. in 1839 and died in Blair,
Neb. in 1891. He was buried in Pittsfield, N.H., where he once lived and where his
daughter, Lena Snow Sargent, resided.
About the Martin Snow Papers
Contains a 92-page diary kept by Martin Snow from 1861 to 1862. The diary documents
Snow’s experiences as a sailor during the Civil War, his financial accounts, and some
of his literary efforts. Included with the diary is Snow’s enlistment record, a card
with his address in Rochester, N.H. (1881), and two letters: one verifying his service
on the U.S.S. Ohio, the other a copy of his 1889 pension request. Accompanied by 2
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Martin Snow Papers, 1861-1889, MS 79, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donated by Alla Belle C. Gest, legatee of Lena Snow Sargent, Feb. 24, 1978 (Accession