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Found in 6568 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 4, 1883-1884

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 4
Scope and Contents Abraham does some visits to various congregations in Utah on Church business. He spends much time working in his office, fulfilling his duties as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, and working and visiting at his family's farm. He ministers frequently to his injured wife Mina, and she steadily improves in her condition. He attends the dedication of a new meetinghouse. He begins taking Spanish classes. He writes occasionally of world politics of his day. Abraham's wife Mina has a baby...
Dates: 1883-1884

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 5, 1884-1886

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 3
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 5
Scope and Contents

Abraham writes of his daily activities. He spends much time working in his office and tending to his duties as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. He writes that his personal business is going well, but his family farm does not turn a profit. He writes of the foreign affairs of his day, including an earthquake in Spain and tense relations between England and Russia. There is a rise in anti-Mormon sentiment. Dated 1884 to 1886.

Dates: 1884-1886

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 6, 1886 January-March

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 3
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 6
Scope and Contents Abraham writes of increasing persecution against the Saints due to polygamy. He writes of many friends and family members who are found guilty and sentenced to incarceration, and he prepares for his own trial. His father, George Q. Cannon, escapes police custody by jumping from a moving train and goes underground to avoid indictment. Abraham's family home is robbed. He goes to court, where he confirms his marriage to both Sarah and Mina and is found guilty. His wife Sarah has a baby. Dated...
Dates: 1886 January-March

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 7, 1886 March-September

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 7
Scope and Contents Abraham describes his six-month imprisonment. He writes of his experience interacting with other prisoners, many of whom are other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including future President of the Church Lorenzo Snow. He spends most of his time reading, writing sermons, and speaking with visitors. He participates in a meeting with the Utah state legislature regarding the Church's relationship with the law. He writes about the government's firm stance that...
Dates: 1886 March-September

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 8, 1886-1887

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 8
Scope and Contents Abraham writes about his work and family life. His brother, John Q. Cannon, was serving as a general authority in Church leadership when he was excommunicated because of an affair with his wife's sister. Abraham goes on a cross-country train ride to conduct business in Chicago and New York City. He courts and becomes engaged to a woman named Mary. They travel to Mexico to get married. The Edmunds-Tucker Act passes through the House of Representatives and the Senate and becomes law under the...
Dates: 1886-1887

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 9, 1887-1888

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 5
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 9
Scope and Contents Abraham conducts Church business by organizing stakes and setting people apart. President John Taylor dies and Wilford Woodruff becomes the next president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Abraham's children suffer various illnesses, including diphtheria and scarlet fever. Their family faces further complications due to their continued practice of polygamy. There is continued family controversy regarding the affair of John Q. Cannon, who gets rebaptized as a member of the...
Dates: 1887-1888

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 10, 1888-1889

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233284626], Folder: 5
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 10
Scope and Contents Abraham continues to describe his family and work life. His father, George Q. Cannon, turned himself in and pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawful cohabitation. He was imprisoned for 175 days. Mary has another baby girl. An elder of the Church goes missing while preaching the gospel in Mississippi. Abraham’s family suffer a variety of illnesses and injuries. Abraham writes of contemporary political issues dealing with elections and hierarchy changes in Europe. George Q. Cannon receives a...
Dates: 1888-1889

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 11, 1889 May-December

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197233284618], Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 11
Scope and Contents Abraham continues to write about his family, work, and church life. Abraham travels throughout Utah to speak at many funerals and church meetings. His wife Mina and her children are hurt in a horse-and-buggy accident. He goes on a business trip to the Eastern United States to select machinery for his office. Abraham is called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles alongside his father, who is a member of the First Presidency. He discusses the affairs of the Church and its...
Dates: 1889 May-December

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 12, 1889-1890

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197233284618], Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 12
Scope and Contents Abraham continues to write about the affairs of the Church and the duties of his apostolic calling, as well as his work and family life. He also discusses local and federal politics. In Utah, the Liberal Party wins a majority over the People's Party, resulting in further disenfranchisement of the Saints who practice polygamy. Abraham travels around Utah and to San Francisco and New York, where he receives medical attention for his injured leg. A Supreme Court decision is made in which a...
Dates: 1889-1890

Abraham H. Cannon diary volume 13, 1890-1891

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197233284618], Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 62 Item 13
Scope and Contents Abraham continues to write about the affairs of the Church. He writes about many of the financial, disciplinary, and administrative details of Church leadership. He travels throughout Utah to speak at conferences and conduct other matters of business. In September 1890, President Woodruff receives revelation and releases an official manifesto calling on the Saints to obey the law of the land and refrain from plural marriage. However, the manifesto has no direction regarding the principle of...
Dates: 1890-1891