Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers

Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers

Dates: 1877-1963

Collection contains papers and photographs from the lives of both Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. The papers mostly consist of short biographies, though a pedigree chart and a medal of service are also of note. Most of the photographs are connected to Cannon, with several coming from a large scrapbook. Dated 1877-1963.

  • Extent: 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.). -- 4 oversize boxes (6.64 linear ft.). -- 2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942. -- Wells, Emmeline B. (Emmeline Blanche), 1828-1921
  • Call Number: MSS 2344
  • 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.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2344; Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2344, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials donated to Brigham Young University by Portia Whitmer in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Portia Whitmer; 1995.
Other Finding Aids
Item level finding aid available at the repository.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Politics, Government, and Law; Salt Lake City (Utah); Women--Suffrage--Utah
Genre / Form
Family histories; Medals; Papers (Document genres); Photographs; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; Sarah Flinders; 2013.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Wells (Emmeline B.) and Cannon (Annie Wells) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Flinders
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:22-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Emmeline B. Wells (1828-1921) was a prominant Mormon suffraget and church leader.

Emmeline Blanche (Woodward) Wells was born February 29, 1828 at Petersham, Massachusetts to David Woodward and Deiadama Hare. She joined the LDS Church on her fourteenth birthday and then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. She married James Harvey Harris, Newell K. Whitney, and Daniel Hanmer Wells. She played a major role nationally and internationally regarding the Church and women's suffrage. She served as the fifth president of the Relief Society from 1910-1921. She died on April 25, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts