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Guide to the Martin Snow Papers, 1861-1889

Collection number: MS 79

Size: 7 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

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 photographs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Martin Snow Papers, 1861-1889, MS 79, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Alla Belle C. Gest, legatee of Lena Snow Sargent, Feb. 24, 1978 (Accession number: 009)