Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings

Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings

Dates: Approximately 1860-1865

The Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane Paintings, circa 1860-1865, include one archival series: Paintings, circa 1860-1865.

  • Extent: 2 frames (74 cm. x 64 cm.)
  • Creator: Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909. -- Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883
  • Call Number: MSS 3913
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public access.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3913; Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3913, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Museum of Church History and Art; 2007.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909; Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Kane (Thomas L.) and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:39-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Thomas L. Kane, son of Philadelphia judge John Kintzing Kane, was a lawyer, a social reformer, and an entrepreneur. His friendship with Brigham Young and his aid to the Mormons makes him a key figure of study among historians of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but his legacy extends beyond his friendship with the Latter-day Saints and includes his participation in the abolitionist movement, his service as a decorated Civil War Colonel, and his work in developing western Pennsylvania. Thomas and wife Elizabeth's four children were Harriet Amelia Kane; Elisha Kent Kane; Evan O'Neill Kane; and Thomas Leiper Kane, Jr. Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane wrote two important works about the Mormons--Twelve Mormon Homes Visited in Succession on a Journey through Utah to Arizona (1874), and A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73: Elizabeth Kane's St. George Journal (1995). In addition, she recorded important information about her and her husband Thomas L. Kane's life together in journals and other writings. She was the mother of four, graduated from Women's Medical College of Philadelphia in 1883, and was an active prohibitionist.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts