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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 112
Description "Oh" she said "McDiarmid was appointed to be a mission- ary, and as he had to give up his occupation, and would earn nothing, of course he could not support me. He was to preach the Gospel among his own Highland folk and would have oatcake enough to eat, but that would be all. His mother too took the trouble to visit my married sister to remonstrate. She said that Hugh would be the first M'Diarmid that had married out of his own blood. They were all Finlays or M'Diarmids or Macrae's, and if he married me I'd just gang [to go walk] the gate he wanted, alluding to our faith. Well, we were betrothed two years. Then Hugh said to me that we were undergoing a needless trial, and that as we were young and strong to work, we had better be married, and be spared the constant flyting at us of our folk. I had by this time made an engagement to take another situation; not precisely as a servant, nor yet as a companion. A gentleman who had adopted our faith thought that if I was much with his wife my earnestness might bring her round, bitterly set against us as she was. McDiarmid wrote to him saying that we were to be married, but as we couldn't live together yet; would my being a wife prevent my taking the situation. The gentleman wrote back that it would make no difference to him, but he had had so much difficulty in persuading his wife to admit me into the house at all that he would rather I did not acknowledge my marriage for the present. Oh, but that was bitter to me! This is worse than all, I thought: to be married and to hide it as if we were ashamed of ourselves!" Well; we were married. For eight days we travelled from conference to conference among the brethren, and proud I was 112
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328071
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328071