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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page546
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION brothers, by working on the Church publication, The Millennial Star. He was seventeen when he became associated with the Star and for eight years thereafter was engaged in the Liverpool office, part of the time serving as assistant to editor George Q. Cannon, noted publisher of the Deseret News. His diary relates that he was interested in theatrical activities while still a young man in England, playing leading roles in "Rough Diamond," "No. 1 'Round the Corner" and Shakespeare's "Othello." On April 25, 1862, he was married to Eliza Morris of Woolwich, Kent. In November, 1864, with his wife and infant daughter Eliza Katherine, he sailed for America. On reaching New York he was called to remain for several weeks to receive incoming immigrants and start them on their journey westward. With his family he, too, eventually crossed the plains by ox team. Upon arrival in Salt Lake City, he was offered a job in the Church offices, where he served as secretary to President Brigham Young for a number of years. During this time he became active in the Deseret Dramatic Association and was prominent in early day theatrical productions in the Salt Lake Theater. He played leading roles in local shows and supporting roles for famous traveling actors and actresses of the time. In 1871 he assumed management of the Salt Lake Theatre, which position he held until called on a mission to England in 1873. The mission forced him to postpone plans to join a partner in starting a newspaper in Provo. Before leaving for England, Graham was given a benefit by his fellow actors in which he played the leading part. Newspaper clippings reflect the popularity he enjoyed in his acting career. "At John C. Graham's benefit on Saturday night last," the Salt Lake Tribune reported, "there was a $1040 house. This is unmistakable evidence of the popularity of that favorite actor." The Salt Lake Herald narrated, "It is very likely that the Theater will be well filled tomorrow night on the occasion of the benefit for Mr. John C. Graham, he being a general favorite with the fun-loving portion of the public. To say that he is a clever and amusing actor does not put it strong enough, he 546
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416557
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416557