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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xx

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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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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1800 x 2600 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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
Setname uum_ttb
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 xx
Description chafing for independence, as well as her attitude toward the Mormons, is illustrated in her January 28, 1858, entry, made soon after Thomas's departure. After asking the Judge, Thomas's father, for advice on an "occupation" to increase her indepen- dence, she was disheartened when he suggested studying mathematics. Wryly, she noted that her feelings about mathe- matics compared to her attitude toward the West and the Mormons-the more she studied them, the less she liked them. Added to these worries were the difficulties of not being in her own home and the pressure and tedium of the disliked house- hold tasks which further burdened and depressed her spirits throughout these difficult months. Elizabeth, even at twenty, was a strong character; she deter- mined to use the time apart from Thomas to overcome her "imperfections. " Her character and idealism show in the plan she developed for using this lonely time constructively. She records the following goals in her journal: 1) to spend as much time as possible intelligently with the children; 2) to try to be cheerful and strong, a comfort to the family instead of a burden upon them; 3) to try to cultivate her mind-but, as a warning note to herself, avoiding extremes and lack of balance; 4) to perform unhesitatingly all duties due to Thomas's parents and family; 5) to ensure the duties due to society; and 6) to spend as much time as possible with Tom's sister, Bess, who was undergoing some personal trials. Elizabeth intended to keep her inquiring mind in check while reaching her third goal and not "overdo" her study. However, she listed thirty-one books read in Thomas' absence, among which were Charles Kingsley's The Saints Zag&y-the true story of Elizabeth of Hungary; William H. Prescott's first xx
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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 327950
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327950