Snider, Jacob, 1811-1866

Variant names

Hide Profile

Jacob Snider (1811-1866), inventor. Snider lived in Philadelphia, Pa, where he was known as an inventor of artillery, notably the "Snider rifle". The "Snider rifle" was the center of a long dispute between Jacob Snider, jr. and the British government because Snider claimed he was not compensated fully for it. According to newspaper reports, the "Snider rifle", a breech-loader replaced the British "Enfield" musket. Newspaper articles also state that he died in poverty, never having received his just claim. At the time of his death, 1866, Snider was survived by his wife Angelina and several sons.

From the guide to the Jacob Snider papers, 1840-1873, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Jacob Snider papers, 1840-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843 Houghton Library
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768 - ca. 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Snider, Jacob, 1811-1866. Jacob Snider papers, 1840-1873. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873. James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Chubb Brothers (Firm). Protest statement, 1853 Jan. 23. Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Chubb Brothers (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Great Britain. War Office. corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 person
associatedWith Mcculloh, Richard Sears person
associatedWith North American Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Snider, John Vaughan person
associatedWith Snider, John Vaughan. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Land titles
Land titles--Georgia
Land titles--Pennsylvania
Snider rifle
Recommendations For Positions


Birth 1811

Death 1866



Ark ID: w68736gm

SNAC ID: 84915091