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Abraham H. Cannon diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 62
Cannon details his daily life, including family, church, and business affairs; frequent attendance at the theatre in Salt Lake City; and incarceration for practicing plural marriage, 1886. Diaries are handwritten, 1879-1891, and typed, 1892-1895.


  • 1879-1895


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Abraham H. Cannon diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England, Switzerland, and Germany, 1879-1882; member of the Church's First Council of Seventy, 1882-1889; and member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles beginning in 1889. Cannon was also a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board. He was manager of the Juvenile Instructor publishing company and was involved in numerous other business interests in Utah.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies of originals available in boxes 4-6.


Related title Index to the journal of Abraham Hoagland Cannon (1859-96)
Register of Abraham H. Cannon diaries
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 21
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2017 March 27: o   Updated “Extent” with new number of boxes. o   Updated “Conditions Governing Access” note. Added “Existence and Location of Copies” note to Collection level; Ryan K. Lee

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States