Robert B. Snow Papers
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Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists primarily of historical documents relating to the city and county of St. Louis, with some items relating to other geographical areas. Included are deeds of sale for land and slaves, transfers of title for land, land grants, abstracts of title, legal briefs, court decrees, rent receipts, promissory notes, and wills. Of particular note are the minutes of a committee concerned with establishing a public hospital in St. Louis, dated May 2, 1831, and signed by the committee members including many prominent St. Louisans of the time. Miscellaneous items include two letters, a patent register, a report of expenses and profits of concessions at the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago, two printed circulars advertising lots for sale in St. Louis County subdivisions, ca. 1904. Several items relate to the Joseph peters Furniture Co., one of the most prominent furniture manufacturers in the city in the late 19th century.

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