Register of the Small Mormon Collections, 1860; 1918

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Small Mormon Collections, 1860; 1918

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small Mormon Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1860; 1918
Collection number: Mss2
Creator: Reginald R. Stuart
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small Mormon Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

Personal Names

Cannon, George Quayle (1827-1901)
Grant, Heber Jeddy (1855-1945)
Lapish, Joseph
Jones, Thomas
Whitney, S.A.

Corporate Names

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Subjects

Mormons -Utah -History
Mormon church -Presidents -Correspondence
Mormon Trail (Utah) -History

Biography

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]

Container List

 

1: CANNON (GEORGE Q.) PROMISSORY NOTES, 1860 [C226] gift of Reginald R. Stuart [This collection consists of two notes, one from Thomas Jones and the other from Joseph Lapish, promising to repay George Cannon for provisions]

 

2: GRANT (HEBER JEDDY) LETTER, 1918 [G762] gift of Reginald R. Stuart [In this letter to S.A. Whitney, Grant admonishes the recipient to give up the pursuit of money and work for the Church]