Snavely Family Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
200608

Dates

  • 1734 – 1971 (Creation)
  • 1820 – 1882 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.25 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Largely comprised of correspondence and land records. The correspondence contains several hand written letters from Milton S. Hershey to his uncle, Abraham B. Snavely, requesting financial assistance. Many of the land records document the landownership history of tracts later acquired by Abraham B. Snavely.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is organized in one series, which consists of an advertisement, Hershey Chocolate Company bar cards, business cards, correspondence, assorted land records, a publication, and a report card. Correspondence and land records comprise the bulk of the material. The correspondence contains several hand written letters from Milton S. Hershey to his uncle, Abraham B. Snavely, requesting financial assistance for his wholesale and retail confectionery business in Philadelphia. Letters from Martha (Mattie) Snavely requesting financial assistance on Milton’s behalf and reporting on the activities of the business are also included. A photocopied advertisement for Hershey’s Medicated Cabinet and Milton S. Hershey’s Philadelphia business cards also document the Philadelphia confectionery. The collection contains a significant amount of land records. Many of the land records are related and document the landownership history of tracts later acquired by Abraham B. Snavely.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Hershey Community Archives

  • Arrangement

    Materials are organized alphabetically by format and arranged chronologically.

  • Custodial History

    The material was likely compiled by Abraham B. Snavely and passed down within the family through his sons Stoner and Rohrer Snavely. Mary Snavely Holly donated the material to the Hershey Community Archives in January 2006.

  • Date of Acquisition

    2006-01-10

  • Accruals

    Additional material was donated in October 2007.

  • Related Materials

    Accession 86002, Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.

  • Processing Information

    The material is housed in acid free folders and stored in acid free boxes. Documents that are torn or ripped have been placed in Mylar sleeves. Large items are stored in an oversize flat box.

  • Preferred Citation

    Snavely Family Papers, Box #, Folder #, Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.

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