Robert Bruce Snow (February 18, 1864 - ) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and involved in wholesale woodenware and willow ware trade, wholesale paper, stock brokerage business, and real estate. He was educated in public school and Smith’s Academy. He was one of the fifty organizers of the St. Louis Mining Stock Exchange.
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Acquisition Note: Source: Gift of Robert B. Snow. Accession number 1396
Preferred Citation:Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections
Scope and Contents: Consists primarily of historical documents relating to the city and county of St. Louis, with some items relating to other geographical areas.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, circa 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.