Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals [copies], 1879-1895

Overview of the Collection

Cannon, Abraham H. (Abraham Hoagland), 1859-1896
Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals [copies]
1879-1895 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0003
The Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals [copies](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.
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Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
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Salt Lake City, UT

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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

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brigham Young University in 1970.

Processing Note

Processed by Elva C. Dean in 1970.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Edmunds-Tucker Act, 1887
  • Latter Day Saint churches--Apostles--Diaries
  • Latter Day Saints--Diaries
  • Polygamy--Utah
  • Railroads--Utah

Personal Names

  • Cannon, John Q. (John Quayle), 1817-1901
  • Cannon, John Q. (John Quayle), 1857-1931
  • Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945
  • Lyman, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1840-1916
  • Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918
  • Snow, Lorenzo, 1814-1901
  • Taylor, John, 1808-1887
  • Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909
  • Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898

Corporate Names

  • Blue Bird Mining Company (Mont.)
  • Bullion Beck & Champion Mining Company
  • Deseret Sunday School Union
  • Deseret and Salt Lake Canal Company
  • Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad
  • Utah and California Railroad

Family Names

  • Cannon family

Geographical Names

  • Utah--Economic conditions

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries