Annie Wells Cannon journals

Annie Wells Cannon journals

Dates: 1877-1942

The collection contains the journals and typescript of the journals of Annie Wells Cannon from June 30, 1877 - September 1, 1942 and other miscellaneous materials. The collection is organized into four boxes. Box one contains the original journals and documents of the collection, box two contains original papers by Annie Wells Cannon and typescripts of the journals, box three contains more typescripts of the journals, and box four contains photocopies of the journals and other miscellaneous materials.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 1 carton
  • Creator: Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942
  • Call Number: MSS 2307
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
The collection is organized into four boxes. Box one contains the original journals and documents of the collection; box two contains original papers by Annie Wells Cannon and typescripts of the journals; box three contains more typescripts of the journals; and box four contains photocopies of the journals and other miscellaneous materials. Original and photocopied journals are arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Annie Wells Cannon journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2307; Annie Wells Cannon journals; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2307, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was donated to the Brigham Young University Library on 13 July 1995 by Marian Bryan. All items have remained with the family until being donated to the BYU Library. Note: Several of the items contained in this collection came in September 1995 and were donated by Portia Whitmer, a great-granddaughter of the creator of the collection.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Marian Bryan; July 1995. Donated; Portia Whitmer; September 1995.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2307.xml
Related Material
The University of Utah Marriot Library contains photocopies of family history materials and the diaries in this collection as well as other documents that are not contained in this collection. BYU Library owns the Emmeline B. Wells (Annie’s mother) journals and papers (Vault MSS 510 and MSS 1407).
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Mormon women--Diaries; Relief Society; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Diaries; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman; 2002.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2307
Finding Aid Title
Cannon (Annie Wells) journals
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:29-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Annie Wells Cannon was born September 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She married John Q Cannon and had twelve children. She was an activist for women's suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921. In addition, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah's chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member. She also served in many church callings and was influential in the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died on September 2, 1942.

Elizabeth Anne “Annie” Wells Cannon was born on September 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. In 1879, she graduated from the University of Deseret. She married John Quayle Cannon on March 17, 1880, with whom she had twelve children (eleven lived to adulthood).

Annie had many accomplishments in her lifetime. From 1895-1914, she served as Assistant editor to the Woman’s Exponent. She served as President of the Pioneer Stake Relief Society for sixteen years (1904-1920) and was a member of the Relief Society General Board from 1901-1910, and 1919-1942. Extremely involved in the community, she became President of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the first President of War Mothers of Utah, and a charter member of the Utah Red Cross. She also was an activist for women’s suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921. On top of her list of accomplishments, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah’s chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member.

Near the end of her life, she was a co-author with the General Board of Relief Society in selecting and compiling Our Legacy: Relief Society Centennial Anthology of Verse by Latter-day Saint Women, 1835-1942. She died on September 2, 1942.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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