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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 164
Description quite charmed when she found that she and I were born in the same suburb of Liverpool. After sitting a time in silence the old man turned and explained that he had been praying. He always, he said, prayed that the spirit of the receiver should be influenced in harmony with his own and that he might be prepared to accept it. Then he rose, went behind K's chair and stood up with his eyes closed, and his head slightly leaning forward; both hands placed on K's forehead. He then spoke; so slowly that his old wife was able to write each word down as he uttered it. The fire blazed up; then its purring hum ceased, it crackled no longer, but wore down to glowing embers, and almost died in ashes before he ended. I dared not look at K. who sat as if in the dentists' chair composed to his fate, though he gave as vio- lent a start as if a nerve had been touched, at one passage. The blessing was somewhat prophetical, and so far as it was did not coincide with one given K. long ago by the old patri- arch John Smith, which has been curiously fulfilled so far, strange to say.137 When the blessing was finished, the old wife read it over aloud to K, who was as stiff as a poker, not being pleased with a part of it. Th e P atriarch asked if he accepted it, and I longed to make him bow his head just for politeness' sake, but he wouldn't, nor would he say he accepted it, and I began to wish myself away. 1j'When Kane fell ill and was tended by the Mormons, John Smith gave him a patriarchal blessing. Patriarchal blessings customarily are given only once and only to church members. The fact that Kane was given not one, but two, indicates the great esteem in which he was held, even if a non-member, by church leaders. 164
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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 328123
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328123