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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction xii

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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
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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 xii
Description chose was the Mormons. While he spoke only about forty min- utes to the assembled Society members, his published "dis- course" ran to some eighty-four pages. It is a recitation of all the hardships and heartbreaks suffered by the Mormons as they fled Illinois and their efforts to found a state once they settled in the Great Basin. It is obvious to the reader of The Mormons that Kane had written this not only from personal observations but from information furnished him from Utah-all favorable to the Mormon cause. One thousand copies of the lecture were published and put to good use by the Mormons. Dr. John M. Bernhisel, Utah dele- gate to Congress, distributed copies to all members of Congress, the President of the United States, heads of government depart- ments, the Library of Congress, and other persons who might be in a position to help the Mormons. Furthermore, it was re- printed in several Mormon periodicals, including the Millennial Star in England and the Frontier Guardian at Kanesville, Iowa, a town the Mormons named for their friend. This was not to be the only publication supporting the Mor- mons written by the hand of one of the Kane family. This book, Twelve Mormon Homes Visited . . . , was written by the wife of Thomas Kane. In 1853 Thomas L. Kane married his second cousin, Eliza- beth Dennistoun Wood. She became the mother of four children -one daughter, Harriet Amelia (1854-1896) and three sons, Elisha Kent (1856-1935), Evan O'Neill (1861-1932), and Thomas Leiper II (I 863-1929). Many of Elizabeth's letters to the Kane family have also been preserved at the American Philosophical Society. They reveal a xii
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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 328767
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328767