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Captain George Cannon ship's journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7999

Scope and Contents

Contains a log book of the ship Iris, a slave ship in the late 18th early 19th centuries. The daily entries of the voyage of the ship Iris include daily entries detailing the weather, daily tasks onboard the ship, and observations made.


  • 1798-1820


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 the A Journal of a Voyage [ ] Ship Iris must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

George Cannon (1766-1811) was the captain of a slave ship from the Isle of Man, England.

George Cannon was born May 15, 1766 in Peel, Isle of Man, England to Hugh Cannon and Ellenor Addy. He married Leonora Callister on February 3, 1794. He was a captain aboard the Ship Iris and was mutineed on July 19, 1811.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Edna Jean Cannon Stringham in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Edna Jean Cannon Stringham; 2012.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

A Journal of a Voyage [ ] Ship Iris details the voyage of an ancestor of a prominent Mormon family.

Register of A journal of a voyage [ ] Ship Iris
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2012 October 31
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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