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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 069
Description events, gives the Mormons no right to claim that the mothers of families rear a greater number proportionately than with us. More children may have been born to each mother; but in each new settlement in Utah, the first stirring of the soil, the chemi- cal exhalations, the fierce, shadeless heats of summer, caused many deaths. " Then was there a voice heard in Ramah, Rachel mourning for her children refused to be comforted because they were not." Much as it has improved of late years in salubrity, I am far from sure that Utah is yet a very healthy land for chil- dren. But as far as my experience goes, I think they are very kindly, as well as carefully nurtured. They are admitted very freely to their parents' society, and are not always "snubbed" when they proffer their small contributions to the conversation going on among their elders. Generally, too, they are well- behaved. I think the tie between mother and children is closer than that between them and the father. Whether the fathers can love each one of so many children, as much as they could if there were six or seven-or say fifteen-less, I will not pretend to say. I have seen a Mormon father pet and humor a spoiled thirty- fifth child (a red-h ea e d d one, too! ) with as unreasonable fond- ness as the youngest papa could show his firstborn. Two of the children my hostess at Fillmore had lost were twin girls, and she lamented over "Ada and Ida" quite as much as if they might not have grown up to be thirteenth or four- with the rank of colonel. He was a missionary to Great Britain, 1875-76; bishop of the Seventeenth Ward in Salt Lake City, 1855-61; bishop of Fillmore, 1861-69; president of Millard Stake, 1869-77; and patriarch, 1877-80. He was a member of the territorial legislature for fourteen years and a farmer and stock raiser. He died December I, 1880, at Fillmore. Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, Inc., 1966), p. 792. 69
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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/s6b27tj2/328845