Florence Cressman Snyder (1892-1978)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.231

Title: Florence Cressman Snyder fonds

Dates of creation: 1907-1976

Physical description: 20 cm of textual material

Biographical sketch: Florence Cressman Snyder (16 April 1892-28 November 1978)) was the third of four daughters of Ephraim S. Cressman (4 October 1855-26 February 1911) and Susannah Betzner Cressman (8 June 1860-24 September 1948). On On 4 June 1921 she married married Earle Snyder (14 August 1893-14 December 1973). They had two daughters.

Florence was a homemaker after her marriage. Florence and Earle Snyder were active members of the Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church.

Custodial history: The diaries were preserved by Helen Snyder Reusser, daughter of Florence Cressman Snyder. She donated them to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in October 2008.

Scope and content​: The fonds consists of two series: 1) Diaries maintained by by Florence Cressman Snyder for 70 years. The set is not complete, some diaries were retained by family members. 2) Correspondence, mostly to Earle Snyder prior to their marriage (1917-April 1921), and some after marriage when he was away on business (1923-1924). January 1924 also includes several of Earle's letters to Florence. There is also a miscellaneous correspondence folder.


Original archival description created October 2008 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1 : Diaries

January 1907- April 1909, November 1915-August 1917, September 1919-May 1921, June 1921-May 1922, March 1927-February 1929, January 1931-June 1933, January 1942-April 1943, May 1945, January 1947-October 1947, September 1948-July 1949, January 1951-July 1952, September 1953-May 1955, April 1957-December 1958, July 1960-November 1961, July 1963-September 1964, September 1964-August 1965, September 1965-October 1966, November 1966-December 1968, January 1975-October 1976

Series 2: Correspondence



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