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Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers, approximately 1877-1963

Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Papers of Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon, including biographies, a pedigree chart, a medal of service, letters, poetry, and a geography coursebook. Materials dated approximately 1877 to 1963.


  • approximately 1877-1963


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Open for public research.

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Biographical History

From the Collection:

Annie Wells Cannon was born September 7, 1859, in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She married John Q. Cannon and had twelve children. She was an activist for women's suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913 to 1915 and again in 1921. In addition, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah's chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member. She also served in many church callings and was influential in the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died on September 2, 1942.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Emmeline Blanche (Woodward) Wells was born February 29, 1828, at Petersham, Massachusetts to David Woodward and Deiadama Hare. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on her fourteenth birthday and then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. She married James Harvey Harris, Newell K. Whitney, and Daniel Hanmer Wells. She played a major role nationally and internationally regarding the Church and women's suffrage. She served as the fifth president of the Relief Society from 1910-1921. She died on April 25, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


4 oversize folders

1 folder

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