Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, Number 1, 1980

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Martha Hughes Cannon, 1897. USHS collections.

'The Goose Hangs High": Excerpts from the Letters of Martha Hughes Cannon BY C O N S T A N C E L. L I E B E R

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1886,

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traveler leaving New York for England wrote cheerily to her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. The letter read in part: Mrs. Lieber, a resident of Salt Lake City, became intrigued with_ M a r t h a Hughes Cannon's life in exile when she worked as manuscript cataloguer for the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Original spellings have been retained.