Joseph J. Cannon letter

Joseph J. Cannon letter

Dates: 1935 February 14

This autographed typewritten letter was written 14 February 1935 by Joseph J. Cannon, then President of the British Mission of the Mormon Church to Francis W. Kirkham, then Secretary to Chief Justice Hughes of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The subject of this letter is Kirkham's son, Grant, who "determined" to leave his mission four months early, and Cannon's efforts to dissuade him.

  • Extent: 1 item (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cannon, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenne), 1877-1945
  • Call Number: MSS SC 821
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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
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 Joseph J. Cannon 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 821; Joseph J. Cannon letter; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 821, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Great Britain; Kirkham, Francis W. (Francis Washington), 1877-1972; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries
Genre / Form
Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC821
Finding Aid Title
Cannon (Joseph J.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:02-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Joseph J. Cannon was, at the time of this letter, the President of the British Mission of the Mormon Church. He was an author, an editor of the "Deseret News", a businessman, and son of George Q. Cannon, apostle of the Mormon Church.



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