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John M. Cannon family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 220

Scope and Contents

Includes seven photographs of the Cannon family collected by John M. Cannon. Also includes one nitrate negative with a corresponding print. Dated approximately 1890-1939.


  • approximately 1890-1939


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in folder 1: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folder 2: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 72 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

John Mousley Cannon was born on September 24, 1865 in St. George, Utah to parents Angus Munn Cannon and Sarah Maria Mousley. He studied higher mathematics and history for two years at the University of Utah, then transferred, when he was 23, to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law in 1890. John married Zina Bennion on July 18, 1893, and they had 11 children. He moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he practiced law throughout the rest of his life. He married Margaret Peart Cardall on July 18, 1900. He adopted her three children from her previous marriage and they had three children together. He also married Harriet Seymour Neff on November 3, 1900. They had two children together and adopted two more. John died on June 16, 1917, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 folders (0.09 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collection donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by David W. Evans in 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David W. Evans; 1981.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the John M. Cannon letters (MSS SC 2365, MSS SC 2265).


Print from negative. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University; 2015.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; June 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of John M. Cannon family photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
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