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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 044
Description devices to attract attention to the performances, but it seemed unnecessary. The audience seemed gravely intent upon what was said, although I noticed a distinct change of expression pass over the assembly, as a man of winning and beautiful counte- nance rose to speak. When he turned, he was seen to be hump- backed. We often heard him preach afterwards; and my children grew so fond of his quaint picturesque eloquence, that they were eager to go even to "week-day meeting," on the chance of hearing Elder Potto. He began by an allusion to his deformity as a cross which he found hardest to bear when he had to face an audience. But, he said, he knew that he could not profit them if he spoke in the spirit and person of William C. Potto, and he hoped that the brethren and sisters would pray for him, that the Spirit of God 271n disguising William Staines, Mrs. Kane may have selected the name "Potto" or "Potteau" to refer to Staines deformity- Potts disease is tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone which results in curvature of the spine. William Carter Staines was born September 26, 1818, at Higham Ferries, North- amptonshire, England. An accident at the age of thirteen injured his spine and caused a deformity from which he did not recover. He joined the Mormon church in 1843, went on the exodus with the family of George Miller, but broke away and came west to Utah Valley in September 1847. An expert gardener, Staines worked for a time for Brigham Young raising fruit and grapes. He built the first really fine home in Salt Lake City, which became known as the Devereaux House and in which many dignitaries were entertained. In 1863 he was appointed to manage the Mormon migration at the New York o&e, a position he held until his death on August 3, 1881. Though he had two wives, he left no posterity. Whitney, His- tory of Utah, 4: I 16-19. John R. Young, Memoirs of John R. Young, Utah Pioneer, 1847 (Salt Lake City: The Deseret News, 1920), pp. 21-22, describes Staines in these words: "He was a young English boy, a late convert to the faith, small in body, and so deformed as to be almost a cripple; yet he had a soul and an ambition as grand and lofty as the immortal Wolfe's?
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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/s6b27tj2/328820