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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xxii

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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 xxii
Description so forth, though a genius" (20 May 1870). She felt these percep- tions of her husband were based upon some unfinished youth- ful projects and "passions" of his; also that Thomas's family, perhaps unconsciously, compared him unfavorably with Elisha Kent Kane, his older brother and noted Arctic explorer, who died a national hero soon after their marriage. Elizabeth felt Thomas's ambition to prove himself Elisha's equal consumed his energy and weakened his health. It was difficult to compete successfully with a dead hero, whom Thomas himself adored. Elizabeth noted on February 20, 1868, that she was jealous of Thomas's "poring over books on the Arctic Regions, fearing that he desires to go there, to prove the truth of all Elisha had discovered, and by a great sacrifice of his own life, to atone to Elisha's memory for having been forced to sorrow over him instead of being only proud of him." Thomas's desire to prove himself seems to have been more than an occasional cause of discord. Elizabeth recorded on August 16, 1868, "Sometimes he [Thomas] urges me to let him go away for two years, sure he would come back well off. I cannot bear to think of that-the children would be weaned from him-we ourselves would be older and independent of the misery of having him away. " After Thomas's admission in 1868 that he was considering trying to gain an appointment as governor of Utah, she wrote, Tom is not made to be happy but to dwell on cold and naked cliffs. He would make a Xavier or Loyola or Pascal, and I am utterly common- place. . . . I told Tom he must rely on his own judment (G] and not on my feelings to decide his action. I will not have to endure seeing him die of discontent because I have chained him to my side here. xxii
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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 327952
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327952