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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction xvii

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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 xvii
Description Perhaps because of Thomas Kane's request for a low key visit, there is little information in the newspapers and other church publications about the honored visitors. Only the most cryptic accounts appear in the Deseret News, Millennial Star, and even Brigham Young's "Manuscript History" (Church Archives, Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Salt Lake City). From diaries we learn that the Kanes were entertained in various homes while they wintered in St. George. They attended Mormon church services, and they were feted at a gala banquet just prior to their departure in February 1873. Another honor was accorded the Kanes. They were both given "patriarchal blessings" by Mormon Patriarch William G. Perkins of St. George. This was an unusual event, since such blessings are part of the ritual reserved for the faithful adherents of Mormonism. I This much admired couple, though encouraged to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chose not to do so. Nevertheless, on February I I, 1873, they were given the Mormon blessings. At a later date (April 28, 1884) after the death of Thomas Kane, other ordinances were performed in the St. George Temple by George Q. Cannon that brought Kane posthumously into full fellowship in the Mor- mon church. What progress Kane made on the Brigham Young biography has not been determined. Certainly more crucial problems in- volving Brigham Young were discussed. Shortly after Thomas Kane's return to Kane, Pennsylvania, an exchange of corres- pondence revealed that Lawyer Kane had prepared a will for xvii
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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 328772
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328772