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Lewis M. Cannon journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3798

Scope and Contents

Lewis M. Cannon's journal covers the period from March 8, 1889 to October 20, 1889, the final months of Cannon's mission to Europe. Although much of the journal discusses his activities in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany, Lewis travelled frequently, reaching 22 cities in Germany and Bohemia during the period. The journal concludes with his sea journey through England and Ireland en route to the United States aboard the ship Nevada.


  • 1889


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 Lewis M. Cannon journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Lewis Mousley Cannon (1866-1924) was born in St. George, Utah. His family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and he served a mission to Europe, spending time in England, Germany, and Switzerland. He worked as an accountant and a sheep owner in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married three wives, and raised eight children. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1924.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The journal was donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by the Mennonite Historical Library, who received it as part of the papers of Ernst H. Correll, a sociology professor at Goshen College. It is unknown how it came into the possession of Correll.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mennonite Historical Library.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Lewis M. Cannon mission journal
Rose Frank
13 June 2011
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States