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Gentile Account, page 118

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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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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, page 118
Description entering into families where there was, or might be more than one wife. This was all wrong. Plural marriages were the order of the Lord. "I know how you feel. I remember when the dis- pensation was first made known to me. Till then I never knew that the grave was sweet. I'd pass up and down the street, wretched; and if a hearse passed by, I thought `Oh, that I lay there!' That passed. I received the Lord's will. It is His Will." The remainder of his speech was an eloquently spoken eulogium of his friend and the friend of the people [Thomas Kane]. Poor Brigham Young. With such powers, what might he not be but for this Slough of Polygamy in which he is entangled! After his speech dancing began again upstairs, and was continued till after one o'clock. The poor old gardener at Bishop Snow's, who would have been in a work-house at home in England probably, distin- guished himself particularly. He had on a white waistcoat that nearly reached his knees, and his thin gray locks were combed back from a face beaming with happiness. "Oh ain't this splendid?, " he said confidentially to Willie. "I think it's princely. Did you see me dancing?" No one could fail to see him, poor old soul, bobbing up and down in total ignorance of either steps or figures, gently pushed this way and that by his smiling partner, or handed to his proper place by the gentleman opposite. No one laughed at him: there were smiles enough, but they were such as those with which friends watch a child's first tottering steps. And among his partners that evening I noticed two of Brigham Young's wives, who had put the keystone on the poor gar- dener's felicity by volunteering to dance with him. 118
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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 328077
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328077