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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 104
Description me next morning with arms fresh from the wash-tub, when I went to call upon her mistress. It did me no harm when she shook hands on leaving me in the parlor, apologizing for being unable to remain with me. Such girls sometimes marry their masters. A nice possibility for the wife hiring "help" to keep before her eyes! I met one woman who had claimed from her mistress the fulfillment of a jesting promise, -that if she served her faithfully for seven years, she would give her to her husband to wife. At the end of the seven years, she jilted a man to whom she was affianced, recalled the forgotten promise to her mistress's mind, and be- came her master's plural wife. There was no question of afiec- tion on either side. I believe she merely wished to share in his glory in heaven, with a modest competence here below. I give her up to you, father, to abuse to your heart's content. Appar- ently, she angled for a rich man quite as much as if she had not been a Saint. It is not for such as she that I ask your pity and sympathy. It is for those women who have become "plural wives" from a sense of duty, and who think their lot happy be- cause they deem that God's blessing rests upon its hard condi- tions. I would have you pity Delia J., for instance, the wife of a man double her age. Of her the first wife said to me, "Delia is the blessing of my life. It is true that she has had trouble in polygamy. She could not bring her mind for a long time to see it to be her duty. But she is reconciled now. I thank the Lord every day that now I am infirm, Brother Samuel has her at his side to watch over him, and see that his health and comfort are attended to as he is growing old."
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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/s6b27tj2/328880