David O. McKay



"David O. McKay Around the World"

by Hugh J. Cannon

This out-of-print-book was written by Hugh J. Cannon, a nephew of David H. Cannon and Angus M. Cannon who were among the first settlers of St. George.

Paperback, 242 Pages, 9" x 6" x 9/16"
Published by Spring Creek Book Company
First Edition (2005)
ISBN-10: 1-932898-
ISBN-13: 978-1-932898-


To view or download a PDF copy, click here.

A few printed copies may still be available through Deseret Book, Amazon, Alibris, or other booksellers.

It is also available in the Washington County Library, Provo City Library, Library of Congress, and probably other libraries.

Reid L. Neilson, an assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, and currently managing director of the L.D.S. Church History Department, has published a new book supplementing the material in this book with transcripts of Cannon's letters to the Deseret News detailing the journey, the complete text of Cannon's original journals (available for the first time ever), a collection of 60 photographs, maps, and illustrations, and annotated with footnotes.


Front cover of David O. McKay Around the World
Front Cover
        Back cover of David O. McKay Around the World
        Back Cover


Chapter 1: Called to Serve
Chapter 2: En Route To Japan
Chapter 3: Land of Astonishing Sights and Experiences
Chapter 4: The Japanese Mission
Chapter 5: China Dedicated for the Gospel
Chapter 6: Experiences in China
Chapter 7: Oahu and Maui Islands of Hawaii
Chapter 8: Hawaii and Kauai Islands
Chapter 9: Blessings Received
Chapter 10: Tahiti
Chapter 11: Rarotonga
Chapter 12: Wellington, New Zealand: "Hui Tau"
Chapter 13: Maoris, Fiji, and Tonga Quarantine
Chapter 14: Western Samoa
Chapter 15: American Samoa
Chapter 16: Sauniatu
Chapter 17: Tonga
Chapter 18: Auckland, New Zealand
Chapter 19: Australia
Chapter 20: Java, Singapore, and Rangoon
Chapter 21: India
Chapter 22: Egypt to Jerusalem
Chapter 23: Palestine and Syria
Chapter 24: Homeward Bound
Chapter 25: The Most Wonderful Thing on the Journey
Appendix A: Maps and Chronology
Appendix B: Sacred Experiences
Appendix C: A Son's Tribute to the Author


LibraryThing website
OpenLibrary website
BestBooks review by Julie M. Smith
Review by Glenda Bonner
News about presentation of the book to the First Presidency

To the Peripheries of Mormondom: The Apostolic Around-the-World Journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921"
Hugh J. Cannon, edited by Reid L. Neilson
June 2011