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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 049
Description lovers; were engaged when she was thirteen, and married when she was sixteen, and now she is dead at seventeen, leaving a baby a few days old." "Poor little baby!" said I. "Who is there to take care of it?" "Oh, the baby will do very well," Mrs. D. replied; "her mother will clothe and tend it; and, fortunately, her father's second wife had a baby the very day Mrs. R. died, and she has undertaken to suckle both children. Yes, the baby will do very well,-it's the husband I pity." My heart not being very soft towards the woes of Mormon widowers, I hinted that perhaps the man would soon find con- solation in another marriage. "Of course he will marry," she replied, gravely; "but that's not it. I think a man who loses his partner is so much more help- less than a woman. Of all the forlorn creatures, I think a man that has lost a wife is the forlornest. Like a hen with its head off, you know, Mrs. T. He don't know what to do for himself, nor for the children. There's my husband, now (a man twenty-five years her senior), he's had three bereavements since we were married, and I'm sure you'd have pitied him! He seemed so lost, we (we meaning the other wives! ) scarcely knew how to com- fort him. He had lost one wife just before I married him. She left four children, and I thought I never could love children of my own more. But, dear me, I found there was quite a new love for them when they came. I brought up my own little brothers and sisters, too, for mother died when I was thirteen, and left them to me, baby and all; and I do love children so dearly. But when my own, own first baby was laid in my arms, I just 49
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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 328825
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328825