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Guide to the Herman Snow Papers, 1844-1892

Summary

Herman Snow was a Unitarian minister and spiritualist, as well as a religious book and newspaper agent. Collection comprises 41 items, including 36 letters written to Snow and five manuscripts. Many of the items were annotated by Herman Snow in purple pencil. There are two letters concerning the First Ecclesiastical Society of Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Snow's two-page handwritten memorial of his service there, 1845-1846; two 1866 letters on a white school in North Carolina and the "Freedmen's & Union Society, and the establishment of white and freedman schools in Wilmington, N.C.;" letters from spiritualists Seldes J. Finney, William Denton, A. E. Newton, and H. H. Brown; a 1888 letter from Mary Gunning regarding spiritualism and science; an 1892 letter containing a prospectus for the New World, a religious serial; as well as an 1892 letter from Richard Hodgson of the American Branch of the Society for Psychical Research. Manuscripts include an 1850 resolution for Snow's separation from the Rockford Unitarian congregation, the 1863 certificate issued to Snow by the Harvard University Theological School, and a letter of introduction authorizing Snow as a business agent for the CHRISTIAN EXAMINER.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11218
Title
Herman Snow papers
Date
1844-1892
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 41 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 41 items, including 36 letters written to Snow and five manuscripts. Many of the items were annotated by Herman Snow in purple pencil. There are two letters concerning the First Ecclesiastical Society of Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Snow's two-page handwritten memorial of his service there, 1845-1846; two 1866 letters on a white school in North Carolina and the "Freedmen's & Union Society, and the establishment of white and freedman schools in Wilmington, N.C.;" letters from spiritualists Seldes J. Finney, William Denton, A. E. Newton, and H. H. Brown; a 1888 letter from Mary Gunning regarding spiritualism and science; an 1892 letter containing a prospectus for the New World, a religious serial; as well as an 1892 letter from Richard Hodgson of the American Branch of the Society for Psychical Research. Manuscripts include an 1850 resolution for Snow's separation from the Rockford Unitarian congregation, the 1863 certificate issued to Snow by the Harvard University Theological School, and a letter of introduction authorizing Snow as a business agent for the CHRISTIAN EXAMINER.

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Arrangement

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Herman Snow Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Papers
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Herman Snow was a Unitarian minister and spiritualist, as well as a religious book and newspaper agent.


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Provenance

The Herman Snow Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice L. Poffinberger, June, 2016 Updated for addition, March, 2017 Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0089, 2016-0272.