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Florence Lydia Snow scrapbook

Call Number: RH MS 1096


This bound scrapbook contains news clippings and tearsheets of published articles and short stories by Kansas poet and author Florence L. Snow. The scrapbook, compiled by the author, includes manuscript segments of her writings. Housed separately are two photographs--one of Snow at her Lawrence, Kansas home, and one of the home of her sister Ella Snow (Mrs. W. W. Sain) at Neosho Falls, Kansas.


  • Creation: 1884-1898, photographs: approximately 1920-1941


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Biography of Florence Lydia Snow (1861-1955)

Florence Lydia Snow was born on June 18, 1861 at Bellmore, Indiana to Lydia and George Catlin Snow. In 1862, the family moved to Kansas, where George Snow was an agent at Neosho Falls in Woodson County for the Osage Nation.

The family resided for a time at Baldwin City in Douglas County, and later lived at Neosho Falls. Florence earned an undergraduate degree from Baldwin City's Baker University in 1883. She became a prolific author and poet, receiving an honorary master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1908. In 1909, she earned a graduate degree from Baker University, and in fall 1919 attended graduate classes at the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

Her published works include The Lamp of Gold, Sincerely Yours, and her autobiographical Pictures on My Wall: a Lifetime in Kansas. Following the death of her parents in 1920, Florence moved from Neosho Falls to Lawrence in Douglas County. She died on October 17, 1955.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box +2 folders) : photographs in folders

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Physical Location

RH MS 1096

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1096

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jane Brookhart and Barbara Ann Brookhart, 1972.

Related Materials

Florence Lydia Snow papers, RH MS 969, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Guide to the Florence Lydia Snow Scrapbook
Florence Lydia Snow scrapbook
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Florence Lydia Snow scrapbook, RH MS 1096, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States