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Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 18, 1894 January-December

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 18

Scope and Contents

Abraham continues his detailed record of his duties as an Apostle, as well as his family and work life. He also writes about local and federal politics and other significant events, such as the Pullman Strike in Chicago. President Cleveland signs the bill that will eventually grant Utah statehood in 1896, which is supported by the Church. Abraham writes about Quorum meetings where Church leaders discuss politics and state projects, such as railroad expansion. President Woodruff receives revelation to allow family sealings even when deceased members were not baptized. Abraham records the meeting where this revelation was shared, including the thoughts and testimonies of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. They also discuss the formation of a missionary training center and missionary fund to support the work. The Church and Church members, including Abraham, face serious financial troubles. Abraham’s wife Sarah has a miscarriage, and his wife Mary has a baby boy. Dated 1894 January to December.


  • 1894 January-December

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Originals restricted; Photocopies available for public use.

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1 folder (196 pages) ; 28 cm

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File-level inventory available.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy located in Box 6, Folders 10-14.



Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States