Kane family photographs and albums

Kane family photographs and albums

Dates: approximately 1830-1920

Photographs show several members of the Kane family and close friends. Many of the photographs are tintypes. Includes a set of photographs of the 1872-1873 winter trip Thomas L. and Elizabeth Kane took with two of their sons took to visit St. George, Utah with Brigham Young. Another Utah trip was photographed of a trip Kane descendants took to Utah in the 1900s. Along with the photographs there are the two original family albums that once housed the pictures, as well as a CD-ROM with scanned images of several of the photographs.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (0.75 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)
  • Call Number: MSS 6280
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kane family photographs and albums 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 6280; Kane family photographs and albums; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6280, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection obtained from the Museum of Civil War Images.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Museum of Civil War Images; 2008.
Related Material
See also the Lyndon W. Cook research on Thomas L. Kane (MSS 2221), Kane family collection (MSS 3190), Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane papers (Vault MSS 792), and Ancestors and descendants of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Wood Kane collection, (MSS 2212).
Subject Terms
Cain family--Photographs; Images; Material Types; Utah--Photographs
Genre / Form
CD-ROMs; Photograph albums; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Tessa McMillan; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Kane family photographs and albums
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Tessa McMillan
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-13T04:27-0600
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Biographical History

The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853 he married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children. Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania.

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