Annie Wells Cannon journals
- Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942 (Creator, Person)
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3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
Elizabeth Anne ("Annie") Wells was born to Emmeline B. and Daniel H. Wells in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 7, 1895 and attended the University of Deseret. She married John Quayle Cannon on March 17, 1880, and together they had twelve children.
During her life Annie was the first president of the War Mothers of Utah, served as president of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and was actively involved in the Red Cross. From 1919 to the end of her life she was on the Relief Society General Board. She was a member of the Utah State Legislature in 1913-1915 and 1921. In 1921 she was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to be the chairman for Utah's European Relief Drive. She died on September 2, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2307.xml
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Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Portia Whitmer; September 1995.
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- Register of the Annie Wells Cannon journals
- David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- 2009 July 22: Updated to DACS and CCLA compliance by Jonathan.
- 2010 December 27: Edited for compliance with DACS and CCLA standards.
- 2017 January 27: Edited for compliance with DACS compliance by Elizabeth Kane.