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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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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 3678 x 5370 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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, page 010
Description cows, and calves, and sheep, and hired boys, the winter's pro- vision of wood and coal, and the results of the summer's husbandry. She conducted me over her house afterward, with a justifiable pride in its exquisite neatness and the well-planned convenience of its arrangements. She showed me its Porte-cochere for stormy d weather, its covered ways to barn and wood-shed, and the never- failing stream of running water that was conducted through kitchen and dairy. I noticed the plump feather-beds in the sleeping-rooms, the shining blackness of the stoves (each with its tea-kettle of boiling water), that no speck dimmed her mir- rors, and not a stray thread littered her carpets. It was not only here, but everywhere else in Utah, that I rejoiced in the absence of-well-spittoons, and of the necessity for them. I saw neither J smoking nor chewing among the Mormons. This Provo house was the very foppery of cleanliness. Small wonder that, with but one young girl to help her, its mistress had little leisure for reading. I had asked for books, meaning to judge of the character of the household by their aid. There was only the Bible, the Book of Mormon, a photograph album, and Worcester's Dictionary in all that big house-except in a care-- fully-locked closet, where were the story- and lesson-books of her one child, a son, gone now to Salt Lake City to study a pro- fession. When she opened this door and lovingly handled the volumes, speaking of her loneliness without him, tears gathered in her eyes. I thought myself of a home that I knew of, not half so tidy it must be confessed, over-flowing with books and music, playthings, and children's happy voices, where boys and girls gathered round their mother with their paintings, drawing, IO
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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 328786
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328786