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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 070
Description teenth wives to somebody. It had been one of the accepted beliefs with which my mind was stocked before entering Utah, that every mother would be found to regret the birth of a daughter as a misfortune. This is not so. They honestly believe in the grand calling their theology assigns to women; "that of endow- , ing souls with tabernacles that they may accept redemption." Nowhere is the "sphere" of women, according to the gospel of Sarah Ellis, more fully recognized than in Utah; nowhere her "mission," according to Susan Anthony, more abhorred. And yet they vote ?41 True; but they do not take more interest in general politics than you do. If your husband, Charlotte, your father, brothers, and all the clergymen you know, approved of your voting, it would not strike you as an unfeminine proceed- ing. And if the matter on which your vote was required was one which might decide the question whether you were your hus- band's wife, and your children legitimate, you would be apt to entertain a determined opinion on the subject. Nobody thought us unfeminine for being absorbingly inter- ested in our national affairs during the war. The Utah women take a similar interest in the business of the world outside that concerns them; and pray over congressional debates as we prayed for our armies. 41W Y oming enacted woman suffrage, including the right to hold office, Decem- ber IO, 1869. Two months later, February 12, 1870, Utah Territory gave women the right to vote but not to hold ofice. Utah women actually voted on two occasions before Wyoming women voted in September 1870. The story of the woman suffrage movement in the West appears in T. A. Larson, "Woman Suffrage In Western America," Utah Historical Quarterly 38 (1970): 7-19. See also Thomas Alexander, "An Experiment In Progressive Legislation: The Granting of Woman Suffrage In Utah in 1870," Utah Historical Quarterly 38 (1970): 20-30. 70
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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
ID 328846
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328846