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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xix

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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
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
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, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xix
Description worried about his delicate health and predisposition to pneu- monia as well as his dangerous journey. These fears were inten- sified by the fact she received few letters or messages from him; she could only rely on God for Thomas's safety and health. But her faith was strong although it was a source of unrest. Strong in her Presbyterian religion, she fervently wanted Thomas's beliefs to agree with hers. Her hopes for religious unity were high before Th omas left. Elizabeth wrote in her journal on the twenty- sixth of December 1857 that "God has mercifully brought out of them [recent trials] one great blessing already, in uniting Tom and me in the bonds of a common faith." However, her fears for this fragile, newfound unity multi- plied during the time Thomas was gone. And she found her fears were justified. After her first reunion with her husband after his return from Utah, she wrote on June 20, 1858, "I was so happy and so unhappy. . . . Tom told me the first moment we were alone, like my dear honest darling, that the hope that had dawned upon him of being a Christian was gone." If she knew the reasons, she did not record them. However, Elizabeth seemed inherently suspicious of Mormon influence upon her husband, especially upon his religious attitudes. At this time, she considered the Mormons unchristian polygamists; it is possible that his sympathy for them caused Elizabeth to think he had lost his Christianity. At least it is certain she felt Thomas showed an entirely disproportionate interest in the Mormon religion when he was weak in their own "Christianity." A third, more worldly concern during the months Thomas was gone was the financial position of herself and her children who were left dependent upon her husband's family. Her
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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 327949
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327949