Title: Small Mormon Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1860; 1918
Collection number: Mss2
Reginald R. Stuart
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Small Mormon Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of
Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
Cannon, George Quayle (1827-1901)
Grant, Heber Jeddy (1855-1945)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Mormons -Utah -History
Mormon church -Presidents -Correspondence
Mormon Trail (Utah) -History
George Quayle Cannon (1827-1901) was a Mormon publisher and attorney who lent travel
necessaries to Salt Lake City emigrants. He was later part of a delegation that
petitioned the U.S. government for Utah statehood (1872), subsequently serving Utah
Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives (1872-1880) until barred from his seat for
practising polygamy. [Ms2.C226]
Heber Jeddy Grant (1855-1945) was President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints for twenty-seven years (1918-1945). Before becoming President, he successfully led
the fight in Utah for prohibition of alcoholic beverages (1908). Under Grant's leadership
the Mormon Church experienced considerable material growth, especially duing the 1920s.
His conservative views on religion and politics, however, alienated the liberal wing of
his church during the Great Depression and several of the candidates he supported for
political office during this period were defeated. [Ms2.G762]