Kane family photographs

Kane family photographs

Dates: approximately 1850-1982

Contains photographs collected by the Kane family, including E. Kent Kane as part of his research into the family's history. Includes images related to the Kane family, the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, and to the Mormons and Utah. Materials date from between approximately 1850 and 1982.

  • Extent: 6 boxes
  • Creator: Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 792 Series 12
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries: 1. Kane family photographs of people. 2. Kane family photographs of places. 3. Kane family photographs of buildings. 4. Kane family photographs of other subjects.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kane family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Note
Publications derived from manuscripts in the collection include Elizabeth W. Kane, Twelve Mormon Homes (1874); A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73: Elizabeth Kane's St. George Journal (1995); and John K. Kane Autobiography (privately published, 1949).
Preferred Citation
Kane family photographs; Vault MSS 792; Kane family papers; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS792.xml
Subject Terms
Kane (Pa.)--Photographs; Mormons--Photographs; Utah--Photographs; Cain family--Photographs
Genre / Form
Photographs
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_VMSS792
Finding Aid Title
Kane family papers
Finding Aid Author
Leslie Evens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-29 18:53:05 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) and Elizabeth Kane (1836-1909) family was a prominent family from Pennsylvania, and friend of the Mormons in the 19th Century.

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: Harriet, Elisha, Evan, and William, who later changed his name to Thomas after the death of his father. Thomas L. Kane was a friend of Brigham Young and the Mormons and helped facilitate their migration to Utah, and forged a compromise that kept the Utah War of 1857-58 from escalating to bloodshed. Elizabeth Kane wrote a book on her visit to Utah and interaction with the Mormons during the winter of 1872-73, titled "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania.



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