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Thomas Quentin Cannon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8519

Scope and Contents

Materials include records related to Cannon's mission to Germany from 1925-1928. Includes primarily letters to his mother and father and other family members. Also includes statistical reports for the Sturemborg Conference where Cannon was serving as a missionary, dated 1925 to 1927. Collection as includes some photographs and ephemera related to his mission. Dated 1925-1928.


  • 1925-1928


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 Thomas Quentin Cannon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Thomas Quentin Cannon (1906-1994) was a Mormon missionary in Germany from 1925 to 1928.

Thomas Quentin Cannon was born on April 29, 1906, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jesse Fox Cannon and Margaret Ann McKeever. He served a his Mormon mission in Germany from 1925 to 1928. Thomas married Katherine Bowman on August 26, 1934, in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had five children together. He served for many years in the LDS church in different callings, such as bishop, president of the South German Mission and the West German Mission. He also served twelve years in the Utah House of Representatives. Thomas Quentin Cannon died on May 18, 1994, in Murray, Utah.


5 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Provenance unknown. Found in stacks by Russ Taylor, July 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in stacks; Russ Taylor; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register of Thomas Quentin Cannon papers
Nate Burroughs
2014 September 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States