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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 110
Description terrible disease of the eyes which is so prevalent in Southern Utah had fallen upon him, and all the afflictions of Job, in the way of losses of cattle and other property, seemed to have fol- lowed. He would have been absolutely helpless, but for the exer- tions of his two brave little wives; little hens that scratched the barnyard faithfully for the support of the brood. They turned the house into an inn, and though it was but sparsely furnished, it was spotlessly clean, as I know; for I sat part of the afternoon in the kitchen. The wife who was busiest there had no children of her own, though one of the other wife's had been given to and reared by her; and she had the neat kitchen strangely furnished. One end was carpeted with oil-cloth, and in front of a window- full of scarlet geraniums stood a table with a brightly polished telegraph apparatus; and she turned from her stove and its pots and pans to her battery and clicking needle-point without flurry or embarrassment. I asked her whether it had not been hard for her to learn, for she was no longer young. She said "Yes"; that her fingers were inflexible, and that it had been very hard to eyes unused to delicate sewing and ears unpracticed to listen to fine differences of sound; but the Lord had helped her, knowing Mr. Hunt's need.56 She spoke of herself as a rough and uneducated woman, though I found she had an accurate ear for music and a lovely 56There is no mistaking the identity of their Cedar City host. He is Henry Lunt, who according to family tradition became blind from a doctor's malpractice while treating his eyes from sun or snow burn. Henry Lunt was one of the early settlers of Cedar City. He had four wives, one of whom, Sarah Ann Gower, ran the hotel. The first wife, Ellen Whittaker, became one of the first female telegraphers for the Deseret Telegraph Company and became the manager of the Cedar City office. The office was in the Lunt home, or hotel. This 110
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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/s6b27tj2/328886