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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.


  • 1885-1891


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.)

Biographical History

Angus M. Cannon (1834-1915) was a Mormon Church leader and Utah businessman.

Custodial History

Donated in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1974.


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.
Register of Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters
Benjamin Sipes
2010 June 18
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 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

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States