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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, page 005
Description office was thoroughly inspected ; satisfactorily, as it appeared from the tones of both ladies; the curt, dry, question and an- swer of the catechism ending in a pleasant chat, seasoned with adjectives and girlish interjections. It was an example of one of the contradictions of Mormonism. Thousands of years be- hind us in some of their customs; in others, you would think these people the most forward children of the age. They close no career on a woman in Utah by which she can earn a living. . I strolled out on the platform afterwards, to find President Young preparing for our journey-as he did every morning afterwards-by a personal inspection of the condition of every wheel, axle, horse and mule, and suit of harness belonging to the party. He was peering like a well-intentioned wizard into every nook and cranny, pointing out a defect here and there with his odd, six-sided staff engraved with the hieroglyphs of many measures ; more useful though less romantic, than a Runic wand. He wore a great surtout, reaching almost to his feet, of dark--green cloth (Mahomet color?) lined with fur, a fur collar, cap, and pair of sealskin boots with the undyed fur outward. I was amused at his odd appearance; but as he turned to address me, he removed a hideous pair of green goggles, and his keen, blue-gray eyes met mine with their characteristic look of shrewd and cunning insight. I felt no further inclination to the Latter-day Saints, z830-~900 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1958), p. 230 passim, gives a good account of the Deseret Telegraph Com- pany while Kate B. Carter in her "Story of Telegraphy," Our Pioneer Heritage (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1961), 4:541-71 tells of the train- ing of young ladies to serve as telegraph operators. See also Alice Paxman McCune, History of Iuab County . . . ( [ Nephi: ] Juab County Company of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1947), pp. 92-93 on women telegraphers. 5
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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 328781
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328781