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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 083
Description porting. As this unpaid labor necessarily consumes much time, the Bishop is greatly assisted by the Female Relief Society of each ward who are bound to acquaint themselves individually with the condition of their immediate neighbours, and who call in their turn upon the Bishop. He is not released from per- sonal investigation into the cases himself, nor do the women of the Relief Society merely report to him. They hold what we call Dorcas Meetings,*6 not only for the poor but for overworked mothers who are not called poor, but who cannot keep a ser- vant. "Help" "hired h e p" is hard to obtain in Utah. In Salt Lake 1 City the "Gentiles" with one wife can easily outbid the Saint who must hire six times as many servants for his households. But all the Utah women do a large share of the house-work themselves, and of course a friendly hand to aid in the "fall sewing" is a great comfort. Again, the Relief Society details members to sit up in succes- sion with the invalids in the Ward. Just now they are organ- ising a plan to get the squaws of the neighborhood to come in at certain times to be taught to cut out and sew. The poor creatures most ambitious effort in that line at present is to take a piece of c 1 a ice or flannel, double it the length of the garment needed, cut a hole for the neck, and sew the sides up partially, leaving a slit at the lower end of the seam for freedom in walk- ing, and another at the top for the arms to go through. The squaws gladly wear wear [&] cast off dresses when they can get them. I saw one today who was employed in carry- X"Dorcas was a Christian woman of New Testament times who made clothing for the poor. 83
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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 328042
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328042