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Gentile Account, Preface x

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Title A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909
Subject Polygamy; Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--Social life and customs; Mormon women--Utah--Saint George--Diaries; Saint George (Utah)--Social life and customs; St. George (Utah)
Description The journal of Elizabeth Kane covers the period of time she and her husband, General Thomas L. Kane, spent in St. George during the 1870's. Her particular interests were St. George and the surrounding area, Mormons and Mormonism, Indians, and the lives and roles of women. Preface and notes by Norman R. Bowen. Profile of Elizabeth Kane by Mary Karen Bowen Solomon.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Bowen, Norman R.; Bowen-Solomon, Mary Karen; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, Lyman S.
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 14
Coverage 1872-1873
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Back Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
ARK ark:/87278/s6q81cb6
Topic Mormons; Diaries; Polygamy; Mormon women; Utah--Saint George
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6

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Title Gentile Account, Preface x
Description time Board of Education leader, who published them. "My grandmother wrote to her father every week of her life while he lived," remembered Sybil Kent Kane, Kane family historian.' Either Mrs. Kane or her father, in order to provide ano- nymity to the Mormon families visited by the Kanes, used fictitious names in the book possibly to protect the families from federal polygamy charges. The 1873 book became a collector's item in Mormon and Western history, thanks to Mrs. Kane's remarkable writing and recording abilities. In 1974 her journal was republished by the Tanner Trust Fund and the University of Utah Library, with editorial notes by Everett L. Cooley, whose research uncovered the true iden- tities of the Mormon families described by Mrs. Kane. In this latest edition Dr. Cooley noted "Unfortunately Mrs. Kane left no description of her two months stay in St. George," and until now this was the generally accepted belief. However, during her two months in St. George in 1872-73, Mrs. Kane did continue her lifelong habit of writing at length in her journal. Many individuals and organizations make this book pos- sible. The greatest debt of gratitude goes to Elizabeth Kane's grandson, the late E. Kent Kane, Kane family historian until his death in 1978, who included Elizabeth's journal among some family papers he collected and preserved.' A successful Pennsylvania lawyer and legislator, he could converse bril- 1Conversation with the editor in 1983. ?Working with the editor, then president of the Mormon church's mission in the area, E. Kent Kane helped establish the Thomas I.. Kane Memorial Chapel in Kane, Pennsylvania. Thomas is buried between the twrin front steps of the chapel nhich he built in 1878. It has been restored by the Mormon church and placed on the national historical registry. X
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327940
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327940