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The Online Journal of George Q. Cannon

Author Richard Dilworth Rust

A long-anticipated project is coming to completion. Much of the journal of George Q. Cannon, covering the last half of the nine­teenth century, is now freely available online at, and the remainder of the journal will soon be available.

Next to Brigham Young, George Q. Cannon was arguably the best-known Latter-day Saint in the last half of the nineteenth century. His remarkable journal, contained in fifty-one physical volumes, is one of the most insightful and detailed records in Mormon history. His record spans five decades, a period in which he served as an editor and pub­lisher, a businessman, an educator, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress, and a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The vast majority of Cannon's journal has never been publicly available before.