Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains papers and photographs from the lives of Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. The papers mostly include biographies, though a pedigree chart and a medal of service are also of note. Most of the photographs are connected to Cannon, with several coming from a large scrapbook. Dated approximately 1877 to 1963.
- approximately 1877-1963
- Wells, Emmeline B. (Emmeline Blanche), 1828-1921 (Person)
- Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942 (Person)
- Clayton, Margaret Cannon (contributor, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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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.
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.
2 oversize boxes (2.3 linear ft.)
6 oversize folders (1.3 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in two series: 1. Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers, approximately 1877-1963. 2. Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon photographs, approximately 1877-1963.
Materials donated to Brigham Young University by Portia Whitmer in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Portia Whitmer; 1995.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processed; Sarah Flinders; 2013.
Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2022 August.
- Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942
- Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Clayton, Margaret Cannon
- Family histories
- Home and Family
- Mormon families -- Utah
- Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- Salt Lake City (Utah)
- Social Life and Customs
- Wells, Emmeline B. (Emmeline Blanche), 1828-1921
- Women -- Suffrage -- Utah
- Register of Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon collection
- In Progress
- Sarah Flinders
- 2013 April 17
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States