Gentile Account, page 150

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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
Format application/pdf
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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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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
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Title Gentile Account, page 150
Description Then he brought out this old mother of theirs, and a young sister, whom I saw. She sat huddled up on a chair with a little shawl crossed on her bosom, just as if she had been flung there on landing six months ago, and had never stirred, or plumed her ruffled feathers since. When I spoke to her, she put her finger in her mouth, with a sheepishness which an American child of six would have been ashamed of, and her sister said "Don't mind her, Mem! She's homesick!" Thereupon the young woman lifted up her voice and sobbed, "The brethren told me there was aye hills and waters here like Scotland." "Well," I said "looking out at the open door where the black Mesa frowned opposite us below the shining snowy peaks of the Pine Valley Mountains. "Surely you have hills enough here, and a bonny bit burnie wimpling down the lane, and the Clara and the Virgen yonder?" "Ah," she said "but there's no tumbling Forth, and no heather on the hills, with the buzzing bees in the lang simmer days." I laughed a little to myself as I remembered how rains and winds swept across that same Firth of Forth, and kept the East Nook veiled in mist and storm half the time. One of the people here would miss the bright clear atmosphere and golden days far more if transported to gloomy old Scotland one would think! -These were the most ignorant women I have seen in Utah. The Sisters whom I have met are generally deficient in that superficial culture which in America enables any dressed up woman to pass muster as a lady. Most of the English and Scotchwomen are of the small-shop keeping class. But they are 150
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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
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