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Adele Cannon Howells papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8539
Collection contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Adele Cannon Howells and David P. Howells. It contains correspondences concerning David's work in the film industry as well as Adele's work within the church. Collection contains personal papers documenting their life as a couple as well as travels around the world and other ephemera from their married life. Materials are dated 1899-1949.

Dates

  • 1899-1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Adele Cannon Howells papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Adele Cannon Howells (1886-1951) was a mother and general Primary president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Adele Cannon Howells was born on January 11, 1886, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents George M. and Adelaide Morris Cannon. She married David P. Howells on March 13, 1913, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple moved to Los Angeles where they had their daughter Francis Cannon Howells.

David passed away and, following his death, Howells accepted the request to serve as first counselor in the Primary general presidency. She sereved in this position from 1940-1943. In 1943, previous President May Hinkley died and Howells was asked to fill the position. She served as Primary general president for nine years.

Howells died on April 14, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is burried in Glendale, California.

Custodial History

Donated by unknown party in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2014.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman,student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Title
Register of Adele Cannon Howells papers
Status
completed
Author
Catie Freedman
Date
2014 December 17
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States