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Elizabeth Cannon Porter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7776

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts, published works, article clippings, photographs, postcards, and correspondence. Many of the manuscripts and article clippings were written by Porter. The collection also contains George Aaron McCrimmon's mission diaries.


  • 1901-1972


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 the Elizabeth Cannon Porter papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Elizabeth Cannon Porter (1885-1972) was a Latter-day Saint writer during the 1900s.

Elizabeth Rachel Cannon was born September 13, 1885, in Grantsville, Utah, to Angus Munn Cannon and Martha Maria Hughes Cannon. On June 17, 1912, she married Roy Stillman Porter. Roy died in 1919. On February 8, 1941, she married George Aaron McCrimmon. Throughout her life, Elizabeth wrote. She often wrote for literary magazines, but in 1944, her book Cortes the Conqueror: His Romance with Donna Marina, was published. Elizabeth died June 11, 1972.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

4 oversize box (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials arranged in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Blaine Brady in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Blaine Brady; 2011.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) Contains the work of Elizabeth C. McCrimmon, an LDS and writer during the 1900s.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the Elizabeth Cannon Porter papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
2011 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States