M. Hamlin Cannon was born in Salt Lake City on September 12, 1909, and died in Colorado Springs on March 26, 1978. He was married in Washington, D.C. to Kathleen O'Connor in 1945. They had a son and daughter.A historian by profession, Dr. Cannon received his Ph.D. from American University, Washington, D.C. in 1950. He was the author of Leyte: The Return to the Philippines, a volume in the Department of the Army series on World War II, and also of many studies on Mormon and military history. His articles have appeared in the distinguished journals such as The American Historical Review, The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, The Pacific Historical Review, and The Harvard Theological Review. He joined the staff of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1956 and retired as Director of Historical Studies in 1970. At his retirement ceremony the Academy Superintendent presented him with the Award of Meritorious Civilian Service. Dr. M. Hamlin Cannon was the grandnephew of George Q. Cannon. As a historian he researched early Mormonism and collected materials related to the subject. He was recognized as one of the world authorities on the historical development of Mormonism. Tutt Library has a number of Dr. Cannon's books that relate to Mormonism (cataloged on the library online system) as well as some of the materials that he had gathered for research.
Original diary of George Q. Cannon (Brigham Young's First Councillor) written in 1888 while he was imprisoned in Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. With typed transcription (also available online).
Periodicals and pamphlets:
-Utah Historical Quarterly Vol. 8, Nos. 2-4; April, July, October 1940; The State of Deseret
-Utah Historical Quarterly Vol. 10, Nos. 1-4; Jan., April, July, Oct. 1942; Pahute Indian Medicine, Early Utah Medical Practice, Pioneer Dentistry, Memoirs of Alice Parker Ison, Mormon Midwives, Journal of Preddy Meeks
-Utah Humanities Review Vol. 1, No. 3; July 1947; Farifax Proudfit Walkup: The Sunbonnet Woman, Fashion in Utah Pioneer Costume, S.S. Ivins: The Deseret Alphabet, Leah R. Frisby & Hector Lee: The Deseret Readers, Marguerite Ivins Wilson: Yours Tull-: A Study of Children's Autograph Rhymes in Utah, Volney King: Millard County, 1851-1875, Charles E. Dubble: The Mormon Mission to the Shoshoni Indians, Part Three, Charice Short: Two Poems of the West
-The Historical Record, Edited by Andrew Jenson; Vol. 9, 1890
BOUND TOGETHER: The Historical Record- Vol. VII, Nos. 1-3; Jan. 1888; Nos. 4-6; June 1888; No. 7; July 1888; Nos. 8-10; Oct. 1888; Vol. VIII, No. 1; Jan. 1888; Nos. 2-3; March 1889; Nos. 4-6; June 1889; Nos. 7-8; Aug. 1889; Nos. 9-12; Dec. 1889
-Bulletin of the Business Historical Society- Vol. XXV, No. 3; Sep. 1951; Boston, Mass. Iron Manufacturing in Southern Utah in the Early 1880's: The Iron Manufacturing Company of Utah, by Leonard J. Arrington
-"Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the church of Jesus Christ of Letter-Day Saints"; 1845
-Lucifer's Lantern, Zion; Nos. 5-6; June 1899; (George Q. Cannon)
-"Course of Study for the Quorums of the Priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elders First Year"; 1909
-"Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story"
-"The Plan of Salvation", Elder John Morgan
Fd 1- Emigration 1849-1858
Fd 2- Letters (copies)- Brigham Young to Horace S. Ellridge, 1857-1858
Fd 3- Reports, etc. (copies)
Fd 4 (copies)
Abstract of Bids for Forage to be delivered at Camp Floyd and Fort Bridger; Dec. 1858
Fd 5- Letters (copies); 1857-1858
Fd 6 Misc. Letters (copies)
Fd 7 (copies)
Fd 8- Photographs