Alma J. Christensen report book

Alma J. Christensen report book

Dates: 1914-1915

This collection contains thirty-nine letters written to and by John M. Cannon, a Salt Lake City attorney. There are business letters and personal correspondence. The business letters deal mainly with business: mining, ranching, buying and selling of farm land, closing of bank accounts, etc. The contents of the collection span the years between 1893 and 1914 and are arranged chronologically.

  • Extent: 1 book (1 folder) ; 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
  • Creator: Christensen, Alma J.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3290
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Alma J. Christensen report book 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 3290; Alma J. Christensen report book; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3290, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection of letters was purchased by Brigham Young University in August of 2001 from Charles Apfelbaum, a rare manuscript collector from New Jersey.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Charles Apfelbaum.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Idaho; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Northwestern States; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Idaho; Mormon Church--Missions--Northwestern States; Mormon missionaries--Idaho
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cannon (John M.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-09T04:16-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

John M. Cannon was born 24 September 1865 in St. George, Washington County, Utah. He was the son of Angus M. Cannon and Sarah M. Mousley. After grammar school, John worked as a carpenter and farmer while studying for about two years at the University of Utah. He went on to study at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he graduated as a Bachelor of Law in 1890. He married Zina Bennion on 18 July, 1893, and had five children. He also served several missions. He later served as a High Counselor in the Granite Stake. Source: Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. Salt Lake City, Utah: the Andrew Jenson History Company, 1901.

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