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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
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 Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction x
Description In all Kane proceeded west armed with nineteen letters of introduction including one from the governor of Pennsylvania. But his high hopes were soon dashed to pieces when he met the Mormons and learned they were not going to push on to Cali- fornia in 1846. The delay of a year would put him on the scene too late, he thought, to gain the advantage of being in California with the friendly Mormons when California was ceded to the United States. His grief and disappointment were apparent in a letter to his father dated June 29, 1846, from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. My Dear Father, My evil fortune still pursues. [The Mormons are not going to California this year.] Adieu book, honour, money -evervthing I hoped. I have to battle with mortification 8~ disappointment of the severest because most unlooked for kind. Good Lord only could have seen that my con- dition was to be as it is-again the same worthless invalid I have been-but in debt. One week after the letter to his father, Thomas in writing to his mother (July 3, I 846) h s owed the humanitarism and ideal- ism which have been the principal characteristics attributed to him. One part of my unselfish objects has been obtained. Government has befriended the poor Mormons by taking five hundred of them into service, and they will draw raysions [sic] immediately. The other part, the securing their fidelity to the United States alone remains. Exactly what event changed Thomas Kane's plan of using the Mormons to gain advantages for himself to one of serving X
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328765
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328765