Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 199
Collection includes three handwritten diaries dated 1885 to 1886 two letters from 1891. In his diaries, Cannon writes about his imprisonment at the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy and his subseqent experiences as a stake president for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. His letters are addressed to his sons George and John, and to Levi Colvin of Payson, Utah. Photocopies and typescripts of the diaries are also included.
- Cannon, Angus M. (Angus Munn) (Person)
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 Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
7 folders (0.08 linear ft.)
Angus M. Cannon (1834-1915) was a Mormon Church leader and Utah businessman.
Donated in 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original letters are located in folder 1. Original handwritten diaries are located in folder 2-4.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopies and typescripts of diaries are located in folders 5-7.
Diaries and two letters, 1885-1891.
- Cannon, Angus M. (Angus Munn) -- Diaries
- Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917
- Material Types
- Mormon Church -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Polygamy -- Utah -- History
- Prisons -- Utah -- History
- Register of Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 June 18
- Description rules
- Language of description
- 2017 July 12: Updated title and Scope and Content note after finding letter in folder 7. Also corrected extent note so it is consistent with current standards. Ryan K. Lee