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Abraham H. Cannon notebooks

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4007

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains quotes, written in the hand of Abraham H. Cannon and another unidentified writer. The front cover shows the inscription: "Geo. Q. Cannon, Gt. Salt Lake City, Utah Ter., Feb. 8/66." All subsequent writing appears to be written by Abraham H. Cannon. The second to last page reveals new handwriting and records the date as 3 August 1916. Located in the back cover is a certificate of birth for Willard Leslie Cannon, signed by Joseph Fielding Smith, Historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ex officio Custodian of its Records, 6 January 1942. The collection also contains a typescript and photocopy of the Abraham H. Cannon notebook.


  • 1866-1942


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 Abraham H. Cannon notebooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Abraham Hoagland Cannon was born 12 March 1859, the son of George Q. Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon. At the age of 23 in 1882, he was sustained as one of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1889, he was ordained an apostle. He died at the age of 37 in 1896.


2 folders (0.16 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Don Cannon; 1997.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.

Register of Abraham H. Cannon notebooks
Rose Frank
2011 June 18
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