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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, page 008
Description seems to adhere permanently. Its dazzling whiteness commends it to the housekeeper's, if not to the artist's, eye. The walls of the best houses in Provo were white or light-colored, and, with their carved wooden window-dressings and piazzas and corniced roofs, looked trim as if fresh from the builder's hand. We entered the grounds of one of the handsomest of them, a villa built in that American-Italian style which Downing characterizes as indicating "varied enjoyments, and a life of re- fined leisure." On its broad piazza our hostess stood ready to greet us; a buxom, black-haired, quick-eyed dame, who gave us a becoming welcome, and hailed the rest of the party with many a quip and merry jest as she led the way into her large parlor." In two minutes she had flitted up the stairway to show me my rooms; in two more she had committed my entertain- ment, so far as talking to me went, to another of her husband's wives, also a guest; and in about fifteen more she had all of our large party seated at a table, which was so abundantly spread that there was no more than room left for our plates. To be sure-New England fashion-we had, big and little, glass and china, about nine apiece. "It is logical that the party stayed with the leading church official in Provo, who was Abraham 0. Smoot, stake president, mayor of Provo, president of two banks, owner of Smoot Lumber Company, head of the Provo Woolen Mills, associated with the Provo Co-op, a flour mill, and Brigham Young Academy. He also had four homes in Provo, the largest stood at First East and 200 South streets and may have been the "villa" described by Mrs. Kane. The Mrs. Smoot acting as hostess probably was Margaret Thompson McMeans Atkinson, first wife of A. 0. Smoot. She had only one child, William C. A. Smoot, from a previous marriage. Whitney, History of Utah, 4:+-102; Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical En- cyclopedia, 4 ~01s. (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1901), 1:485-87. 8
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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328784