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Florence Lydia Snow papers

Call Number: RH MS 969


Florence Snow (1861-1955) was a poet and author who lived most of her life in Kansas. These papers include her journals and notebooks, correspondence, poems and other writings, public proofs and notes, and studies of the human hand.


  • 1895 - 1954


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Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Florence Snow

Florence Snow was a poet and author of three volumes: The Lamp of Gold, Sincerely Yours, and Pictures on My Wall: a Lifetime in Kansas (autobiographical).

Born in Indiana, her family moved to Kansas in 1862. Her father, George C. Snow, was an agent for Indian Affairs at Neosho Falls, Kansas. Her Uncle, James Halan, was the first president of Iowa State University. Miss Snow moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1921 after the death of her parents.

Florence Snow graduated from Baker University in 1883 and received an honorary master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1908. She was a member of the Poetry Society of Kansas and was one of the five Kansas members of the Poetry Society of America.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Physical Location

RH MS 969

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Florence Snow, November 1943

Gift, Lydia Sain, August 1958 and November 1959

Gift, Hester Buell, August 1980

Separated Materials

Miss Snow compiled a scrapbook of articles:

Snow, Florence Lydia, Kansas art and artists, Lawrence, Kansas : Watson Library, 1942. RH E314, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library

Guide to the Florence Lydia Snow Collection
Florence Lydia Snow papers
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Florence Lydia Snow Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 969, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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