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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 027
Description on our hostesses' experience of pioneer life. Mrs. Mary was the chief speaker, but Mrs. Sarah, a pale little lady, dark-haired and black-eyed, put in a quiet word of acquiescence, or sug- gested an ancedote now and then. She was from Yorkshire. Mrs. Mary was a Herefordshire woman, tall rosy, brown-haired, and blue-eyed.`" I wonder whether the Mormon men evince any marked pecu- liarity of taste in the selection of wives. Widowers with us are wont to profess that they discern a resemblance in the lady upon whom a second choice falls, to the dear departed. I asked a Mormon woman at Salt Lake how it was, and she answered that, in her opinion, men had no taste. "In our case," she said, "there are fiue of us unusually tall, and two very short; but the rest (she did not say how many there were) are of an ordinary height, and we are all different in looks, disposition, and age." In the Steerforth menage, the wives were exceedingly unlike each other. The husband was of a Manx family, long resident in Yorkshire. He had joined the Mormons in early youth with his mother, and they had been disowned by his family, well-to-do l"Here Mrs. Kane attempts to throw the reader completely off the track as to the identity of their host or else she very faintly disguises the name. Jacob Bigler was the stake president and Charles H. Bryan was the bishop. But one of the lead- ing citizens of Nephi was Samuel Ditchforth. Mary Mitchell Pitchforth, the first wife of Samuel, was from Leominster, Herefordshire, England, where she was born August 25, 1825. She and her husband came to Utah in the migration of 1847. Jenson, Biographical Encyclopedia, 4: 194. Sarah Ann Goldsbrough, Samuel Pitch- forth's second wife, came in 1849. Noble Warrum, Utah Since Statehood . . ., 4 ~01s. (Chicago-Salt Lake: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1920), 4:468. One of the curiosities of history is the lack of information on the Samuel Pitch- forth family. In Mrs. McCune's History of Juab County, she barely mentions the arrival of the Pitchforth family at Salt Creek settlement in 1852 (p. 59).
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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/s6b27tj2/328803