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Gentile Account, page 081

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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, page 081
Description ous, as the ages and positions of the dancers. Here, a pretty brunette clad in white danced opposite her mistress; there was a cotillion where Brigham Young and two of his wives danced in company with his two coachmen. An old man of over eighty danced with great spirit, and though wearing homespun, had no difficulty in finding partners. The pretty and the young by no means monopolized the floor. Husbands took out their own wives more often than other people's, and a stout matron in gingham, with short curly hair, whose good tempered face soon grew rubicund, was the greatest belle of all. Although there were older people there than I am used to see dancing, there were also younger people than I have ever seen at parties. Of five babies, three were over, and two undeq seven weeks old. Their mothers handed the little bundles to other "Sisters" to hold while they danced, and looked as happy as if Eve's curse was forgotten. There were no children present, except mine, on this occasion. Brigham Young said that he had no notion that because a woman had undertaken to toil over a man's children all day she should be debarred from enjoying herself as much as others in evening gatherings. It was better for mothers, soul and body, to get a little freshness of scene instead of being tied to their houses like snails. And he also thought that neither parents nor children nor old people, should stay at home to rust. Happy married people were selfishly fond of pretending that it was their duty to sit lazily of an evening together, letting their young people go off without surveillance to get into mischief; and unless people felt it to be a duty they would neglect old people and not see that they had their share of the social enjoyment which helped to keep them alive. It was 81
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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 328040
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328040