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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
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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 119
Description Mrs. McDiarmid and I sought each other out again. Her big boy came and begged her to dance with him, but she declined, observing that she had already refused to dance with his father. Looking across the ballroom I observed that the Bishop's ]McDiarmid] present partner was no taller than Mrs. McDiarmid himself, and said to her that his taste seemed to run on small women. She answered seriously. "Well; no. He has one very tall wife." "Oh-h-h!" I exclaimed in great astonishment, for I had fancied that she was an only wife. Then I tried, not very successfully, to turn the exclama- tion into a cough; for she smiled in answering my question, "How many has he?" "He has had five, but one is dead." I was for the moment too much disconcerted to beg her to resume her story as I had intended, and instead asked her my favorite question: Did she think, that if the marriages now existing were legalised, the women would be willing to abandon Polygamy for the future? She answered emphatically, No! Not the good women! Of course there were women here as elsewhere who were dissatis- fied with the existing state of things, and who would be dis- satisfied with any state in life. "Were women generally happier," I asked, "where all the wives lived together in one house, or each by herself?" Her own experience was that they were happier together. If a man governed his wives according to the Gospel, and they tried to live up to their religion, they were $2~ happier together." 119
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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 328078
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328078