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M-088: Snow/Wherry Family Papers

DATE: ca 1780 - 1940

CREATOR: Snow / Wherry Family (various individuals)

SCOPE: The collection includes the following items: tax receipts; wills; deeds; cemetery deed; letters; genealogy of Annie Cockrill Pulliam; photographs; mining stock certificates; postcards; speeches of Joseph Wherry; two European travel diaries; a handwritten history of St. Louis (1906) by Joseph Wherry; two land grants signed by President James Buchanan; newspaper clippings; small Protestant Episcopal Church Hymnal (1892) and Book of Prayer (1893); program in memorium of President William McKinley.

EXTENT: 3 boxes of individuals papers and documents, and 2 oversized boxes of ephemera and photographs.

A box inventory of Special Collection M-88 is available for download: M-088 Finding Aid PDF

HISTORY: Robert Bruce Snow and Eliza Pulliam Wherry Snow were married, both from early settler families of St. Louis, Missouri. The families were civic leaders and public officials. Three generations of the Wherry family were Registers for St. Louis; Robert Bruce Snow owned the Mining Stock Exchange and was active in real estate. The collection was donated in the 1980s.

ACCESS: Portions of this collection remain unprocessed. Please reivew the finding aid and contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

A box inventory of Special Collection M-88 is available for download: M-088 Finding Aid PDF

When available, this collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-088 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.