1847 [February 21]. C[harles] Snow ALS to Martin Snow; Pennsylvania Hospital for [the] Insane.
Intent to remain in Philadelphia until finding better employment. Homesickness for New Hampshire and fondness for mother's cooking. Description of bread and meals in Pennsylvania and opinion of local culture. Prevention of patient's escape via omnibus by grabbing him out of the moving vehicle.
1847 [June] 14. Charles Snow ALS to Martin Snow; Pennsylvania Hospital for [the] Insane.
Good health of Snow and patients. Light workload. Monthly wages and inability to visit New England until completion of new railroad. Available crops and effects of dry weather. Desire to hear news from New Hampshire. Anticipation of tomorrow's Sons of Temperance parade. Philadelphia's surplus of "tipling houses" and possible causes, such as the city's large foreign population.
1848 April 17. Charles Snow ALS to Martin Snow; Pennsylvania Hospital for [the] Insane.
Correspondence with relatives in New Hampshire and in Euclid, Ohio. Intention to quit his hospital job in May and the possibility of moving to the West or to Euclid. News of other hospital workers. Pleasant weather and blooming trees.
1848 July 19. Charles Snow ALS to Martin Snow; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Travels from Washington, D.C., to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, including travel on the "line boat" Tip and Tyler . Descriptions of Harpers Ferry (including the U.S. arsenal), Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, and Williamsport. Return to Philadelphia on "the cars" and cost of Philadelphia boarding house. Opportunity to invest in a business partnership in Virginia and employment offer for wheat harvesting.