This collection contains the 1881 diary of John Q. Cannon, including a typescript, the agenda book of John Q. Cannon (though written in by Annie Wells Cannon), a talk titled, "Spirituality in the Sunday School, and two portraits of John Q. Cannon and George Q. Cannon.
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 Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
6 folders (0.6 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical
John Quayle Cannon was born on 19 April 1857 to George Q. Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland. He married Elizabeth Anne Wells on 17 March 1880. They had twelve children. He served in the Swiss and German Mission from 1881-1884. Later, he served as second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric to William B. Preston. He was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 1886, but was later rebaptized in 1888. He served as editor-in-chief of the Deseret News and as a lietenant-colonel of cavalry during the Spanish-American War. He died on 14 January 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2348.xml
The material in this collection was donated on 12 September 1995 and has remained with the Cannon family and Carol Cornwall Madsen until being donated to the BYU library. Portia Whitmer (Delivered by Carol Cornwall Madsen)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Carol Cornwall Madsen.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcription of diary available in Folder 2.
A complete item-level guide is available. (3 pp.) Worksheet drafted by David Whittaker
- Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901
- Cannon, John Q. (John Quayle), 1857-1931
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- London (England)
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Germany
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Switzerland
- Salt Lake City (Utah)
- Register of John Q. Cannon collection
- Rose Frank
- 3 March 2011
- Description rules
- Language of description