Eliza R. Snow wooden box and spoon

Eliza R. Snow wooden box and spoon

Dates: approximately 1846-1847

Contains a round wooden box that belonged to Eliza R. Snow. It was donated to the BYU President's Office in 1973 by H. R. Wilson of Santa Rosa, California. According to description by donor, the box belonged to Eliza R. Snow and was used when going to Utah in early 1846-1847. The box includes a wooden spoon that supposedly came with the box.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Snow, Eliza R. (Eliza Roxey), 1804-1887
  • Call Number: MSS 9052
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necesssary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Eliza R. Snow wooden box and spoon collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9052; Eliza R. Snow wooden box and spoon; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9052, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by H.R. Wilson to the BYU President's Office on December 29, 1973.
Acquisition Information
Donated; H.R. Wilson; Decenber 29, 1973.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Relief Society; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon pioneers--Utah; Mormon women authors; Artifacts
Processing Information
Processed; Shaelyn Stohl, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2018.
Appraisal Information
LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Snow (Eliza R.) wooden box and spoon
Finding Aid Author
Shaelyn Stohl
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-25 15:33:30 -0600.
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Biographical History

Eliza R. Snow (1804-1887) was a Mormon poet in Utah.

Eliza Roxey Snow was born January 21, 1804 in Becket, Massachusetts to Oliver Snow and Rosetta Lenora Pettibone. Her family moved to Ohio while she was a child, where she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835. She followed the early migrations of the Saints, working as a teacher in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1842 she married Joseph Smith, and after his death married Brigham Young in 1849.

Snow was deeply involved in the Church, participating in the organization of the Relief Society and later serving as its second general president. She was also a noted author and poet in pioneer Utah. Snow died on December 5, 1887 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts