Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals, 1879-1895  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cannon, Abraham H.(Abraham Hoagland), 1859-1896
Title
Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals
Dates
1879-1895 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0003
Summary
The Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals (1879-1895) consist of nineteen volumes which outline details about LDS Church council meetings and his service as a apostle, political meetings, and other important issues. He recorded business ventures which included stationary and furniture stores, real estate, mining, banking, railroads, and sugar manufacturing. Polygamy is a major theme throughout his journals as well. No photocopies can be made.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Abraham Hoagland Cannon (1859-1896), son of George Q. Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland, was born 12 March 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served as an Apostle in the LDS church from 1889 until his death. He also was a very successful busines man and had directorial positions with many organiztions, including: the "Deseret News," Bullion-Beck mining company, the State Bank of Utah, the Utah Loan and Trust Co., Z.C.M.I., George Q. Cannon & Sons Co., Co-operative Furniture Co.,and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Abraham died on 19 July 1896 at his residence in Salt Lake City, after having had surgery, which was prompted due to serious illness with symptoms of servere headaches and ear troubles.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The journal begins 21 October 1879 when Abraham Hoagland Cannon left on his mission to Europe for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and ends 31 December 1895, six and a half months before his death.

Abraham made daily entries in his journal, which give detailed descriptions of places he saw and events he noted. Also made mention of in his journal are church activities and summaries of sermons, quorum meetings, conferences, and other important events in which he participated. Also mentioned in the journal are some of the events and circumstances relating to his involvement in polygamy.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals, Ms 0003, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0003.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Journal 1879-1886
2 Journal 1886-1891
3 Journal 1891-1895

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Edmunds-Tucker Act, 1887
  • Mormon Church--Apostles--Diaries
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Polygamy--Utah
  • Railroads--Utah
  • Personal Names :
  • Cannon, John Q. (John Quayle), 1817-1901
  • Cannon, John Q. (John Quayle), 1857-1931
  • Grant, Heber Jeddy, 1856-1945
  • Lyman, Francis Marion, 1840-1916
  • Smith, Joseph F., 1838-1918
  • Snow, Lorenzo, 1814-1901
  • Taylor, John, 1808-1887
  • Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909
  • Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898
  • Corporate Names :
  • Blue Bird Mining Company
  • Bullion Beck Mining Company
  • Deseret and Salt Lake Canal Company
  • Deseret Sunday School Union
  • Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad
  • Utah and California Railroad
  • Family Names :
  • Cannon family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--Economic conditions
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries