Skip to main content

Lemuel and Lydia Snow collection

 Collection — Folder: S1217
Identifier: S1217

Scope and Contents

There are two letters in this collection with two copies of the October 10, 1814 letter from Wheeling and one copy of the March 18, 1823 letter from Franklin County, Indiana. Both letters are written to "Dear Children" from Lemuel and Lydia Snow. The 1814 letter tells about leaving Barnstable by wagon and arriving at Pittsburgh where they got a boat. They wrote: "here we sent our horses on to Wheeling on the Ohio River ninety two miles below Pittsburgh... Our horses are all as good as they were when we left Barnstable." They mentioned meeting men they knew in Cincinnati who were "doing well and are much pleased with this part of the country and we are congratulate on the great success of our army in Canada." In the 1823 letter from Indiana, they wrote: "We sent a venture to Orleans by Lemuel, but by an unlucky shock against another boat when landing at Natchez the boat sprung a leak and we suffered considerable loss."


  • 1814-1823


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

In 1814, Lydia and Lemuel Snow traveled from Hartford (Connecticut?) to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by wagon. They wrote to their children on October 10, 1814, from Wheeling, West Virginia. Nine years later, they wrote again to their children in Barnstable. This letter was started on March 18 and finished on April 26, 1823. They mention four new grandchildren as well as other relatives.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as two donations from Harry G. Nye on 1930/8/9 and Howard Stanton on 1930/10/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/11/3 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.


Lemuel and Lydia Snow collection
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.