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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction xv

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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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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 xv
Description grapher with a list of questions prepared here, and save myself the journey) but in their first freshness and strength, as occasion stim- ulates or inspires you to impart them. I think that after we have conversed upon the leading points of your Biography, you will feel frequently impelled to make important corrections of my views and impressions. I should vainly endeavor to express to you how grave I feel the responsibility of handing down to posterity, if not the truth or the whole truth, nothing but the truth. As Elizabeth's letters to her family from her home in Kane, Pennsylvania, are interesting and incisive, so are those to her father written from Utah during her visit in 18p-73. Her father William Wood must have felt his daughter's letters were worth making available to the world for he had them published as a book in 1874 under the title of Twelve Mormon Homes Visited in Succession on a Journey Through Utah to Arizona. It has not been determined how many copies were printed nor what the distribution was. Portions of Twelve Mormon Homes have been reprinted over the years. In 1932 Ax-l-Dent-Ax, Employes Magazine United States Smelting Refining and Min- ing Company and Subsidiaries, volume I 7, number 5, repro- duced Mrs. K ane's descriptions of the homes she visited. In 1958 William Mulder and A. Russell Mortensen in Among the Mormons . . . (Alfred Knopf) reproduced the account of the Kanes party's visit in the A. 0. Smoot home in Provo, Utah. But the entire book has not been readily available except in a few special libraries and to a few rare book collectors. The asking price for the book is $150. And it is no wonder that it com- mands such a price. With new emphasis and new approaches to Utah and western history, scholars should be interested in tak- ing a closer look at Twelve Mormon Homes. Elizabeth Kane xv
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328770
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328770