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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction xiii

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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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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 3678 x 5370 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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 xiii
Description woman of great sensitivity and a talent for writing. Her descrip- tions of raising a family under frontier conditions in McKean County, Pennsylvania, where Thomas had chosen to make his home after his return from the Civil War, are fascinating. She served as secretary and nurse for her husband, supervisor of a household that catered to mill hands and various craftsmen, and was mother to four active but at times sick children. Through it all, Elizabeth Kane's letters remain cheerful and informative on the events surrounding the Kanes's efforts to establish a home and a lumber business at Kane, McKean County. Unfortunately, not all the letters are dated, and problems of determining when certain events occurred are raised. Then, too, names familiar only to family members are used, and the identification of visi- tors and business associates is obscured. Even the children are referred to by pet names or nicknames, thereby posing problems of identification. Harriett becomes Harry, Evan Evy, Elisha Willie, and young Thomas Leiper Lyly. The Kanes remained in contact with the Mormons over the years. Thomas came to Utah in 1857-58, incognito as Dr. Osborne, to help mediate the difficulties between the Mormons and the federal government. He was subsequently called upon to intercede with government officials to obtain favorable rulings and opinions for the Mormons. Especially in 1869, a renewed effort by the Mormon leaders to make use of Kane's services is noticeable. George Q. Cannon and the sons of Brigham Young became personal couriers and transported communications be- tween Brigham Young and Thomas Kane. Transmittal letters are found in the Thomas L. Kane papers and the Brigham Young letters in the Church Archives, Historical Department of . . . x111
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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 328768
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328768