Abraham H. Cannon diaries

Abraham H. Cannon diaries

Dates: 1879-1895

Cannon details his daily life, including family, church, and business affairs; frequent attendance at the theatre in Salt Lake City; and incarceration for practicing plural marriage, 1886. Diaries are handwritten, 1879-1891, and typed, 1892-1895.

  • Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cannon, Abraham H. (Abraham Hoagland), 1859-1896
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 62
  • 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: Original volumes restricted. Photocopy, in boxes 4-6, available for patron use. Permission to view originals must be approved by Special Collections reference librarian.
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Related title Index to the journal of Abraham Hoagland Cannon (1859-96)
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 62; Abraham H. Cannon diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 62, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS62.xml
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Cannon, Abraham H. (Abraham Hoagland), 1859-1896--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Council of the Seventy; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Germany; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Switzerland; Deseret Sunday School Union; Juvenile Instructor Office; Material Types; Polygamy--Utah--History--19th century; Salt Lake City (Utah)--Social life and customs--19th century
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Cannon (Abraham H.) diaries
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Biographical/Historical note

Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England, Switzerland, and Germany, 1879-1882; member of the Church's First Council of Seventy, 1882-1889; and member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles beginning in 1889. Cannon was also a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board. He was manager of the Juvenile Instructor publishing company and was involved in numerous other business interests in Utah.

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