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Frank J. Cannon Papers

Identifier: -M1901

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a 236 page letter press book with index containing copies of correspondence (1899-1904) written by Cannon and secretary, David R. Gill. Correspondence includes thank you notes, responses to political inquiries and fund raising events. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm167).


  • 1899-1904


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Jenne Cannon was born into a Mormon family on January 25, 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father was a polygamist and member of the First Presidency in the LDS Church. Cannon graduated from University of Deseret and worked as a reporter for Deseret News. Cannon married Martha A. Brown and became a popular Utah politician. Elected to congress in 1894, U.S. Senate 1897. Lost political favor and by 1904 left Mormon Church and Republican party and joined Democratic party. Cannon became the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune and wrote exposes about political and religious corruption in Utah. Died in Denver, Colo. in 1933.


1 envelope (1 volume)

2 microfilm reels (35mm)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, David L. Chow, 1964.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Frank J. Cannon Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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