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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction xvi

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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 xvi
Description has presented some fine descriptions of Mormon social customs and insights into Mormon-Indian relationships. These are quite in contrast to present revisionist views of Indian treatment at Mormon hands. Also in stark contrast to one recent author's shallow and slanted account of a power-mad Brigham Young (Stanley I?. Hirshson, The Lion of the Lord) is that of Eliza- beth Kane's description of a leader who gained his power from a deep interest and concern for the welfare of his people which is readily discernible as he visited with them in his travels through the length of the territory. Other insights may be gained from this sensitive lady's de- scriptions along the route. The twelve Mormon homes visited by Mrs. Kane may not have been typical of the average 1872 Mor- mon home, for the Kanes were entertained by the leading citi- zens in each community they visited. Nevertheless, Elizabeth Kane does provide critically interesting observations of Mor- mons living in polygamy. It is obvious that she disapproved of the institution, but she told it as she observed it. For reasons of her own, Mrs. Kane or her father chose to hide the identity of her hosts and hostesses by supplying fictitious names. In some instances the name was only slightly changed, i.e., Steerforth for Pitchforth. In other cases the name was changed completely and can be only guessed, with some clues provided by Mrs. Kane. With all plans laid, Thomas L., his wife Elizabeth, and two of their children (Evan and Elisha) journeyed to Utah in No- vember 1872. They spent only a few days in Salt Lake and then on December 12, 1872, took up their journey to St. George. It is at this point that Elizabeth's account begins. xvi
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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 328771
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328771