Angus M. Cannon diaries and letter

Angus M. Cannon diaries and letter

Dates: 1885-1891

Handwritten diaries for the years from 1885 to 1886 with photocopies of the items and a letter dated 24 Jan. 1891 and addressed to Cannon's sons. Cannon writes about his imprisonment at the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy and his subseqent experiences as a stake president for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Extent: 4 items (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cannon, Angus M. (Angus Munn)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 199
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Angus M. Cannon diaries and letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 199; Angus M. Cannon diaries and letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 199, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Cannon, Angus M. (Angus Munn)--Diaries; Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormon Church--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources; Polygamy--Religous aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--History--Sources; Polygamy--Utah--History--Sources; Prisons--Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Cannon (Angus M.) diaries and letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:04-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Angus M. Cannon (1834-1915) was a Mormon Church leader and Utah businessman.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts