Twelve Mormon Homes, page 139

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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 Modified 2011-04-07
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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 139
Description cry of delight as I saw on the table the first letters from home! The dear, familiar handwritings were our welcome to Saint George on Christmas eveY2 Apostle Erastus Snow. Kane's negro cook shared the kitchen with Mrs. Snow in preparing meals for the Kanes." A. Karl Larson in his Erastus Snow, pp. 601, 730, also claims the Kanes stayed in the Big House where Rebecca Ashby was the hostess. Unfortunately, Mrs. Kane left no description of her two months stay in St. George. There is little information on what activities they engaged in. Some diarists tell of standing guard over the president's party and relating the Kanes attendance at church, but beyond that there is very little information about such an important visitor spending the winter in St. George. See James G. Bleak, "Annals of the Southern Utah Mission [ I&o-18691" (typ escript, Special Collections, Dixie College Library), Book B, p. 154ff. Diary of Charles Lowell Walker (Special Collections, Dixie College Library), December 23, 1872, I :453. The diaries of John D. Lee contain two interesting entries pertaining to the visit of Thomas Kane in southern Utah. Although located at Lonely Dell on the Colo- rado River, Lee received the news (January 19, 1873) that George Q. Cannon had returned from the East and was speeding to St. George to confer with Kane and Brigham Young. Then again on January 25, 1873, Lee recorded that "Gen T. L. Kane & Prest. B. Young were expected at the Dell by the 10th of Feb., 1873." This was apparently in connection with a survey and the building of a railroad through Glen Canyon and into Arizona. Clelland and Brooks, A Mormon CAronicZe, 2:220-22. 72The party arrived in St. George on December 23 and remained there until Feb- ruary 17. They arrived in Salt Lake City on February 27 and visited until Tuesday, March 4, when they were escorted to Ogden by Brigham Young and other church leaders. They entrained at Ogden and returned to their home in Pennsylvania. Kane's next and last visit to Utah was in 1877 when he made the journey to attend the funeral of Brigham Young. I39
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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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