Kane family personal papers

Kane family personal papers

Dates: 1869-1965

Contains correspondence, journals, and other materials from members of the Kane family descendend from Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane. Includes information the individual family members, as well as relationships between different branches of the family. Materials date from between 1869 and 1965.

  • Extent: 6 boxes
  • Creator: Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 792 Series 7
  • 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: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in thirteen subseries: 1. Harriet Amelia Kane papers. 2. Elisha Kent Kane papers. 3. Evan O'Neill Kane papers. 4. Thomas L. Kane, Jr. papers. 5. Elisha Kent Kane papers. 6. Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence. 7. William Wood Kane correspondence. 8. Bernard E. Kane correspondence. 9. Philip S. Kane correspondence. 10. Robert L. Kane correspondence. 11. Thelma Kane correspondence. 12. Kane family business correspondence. 13. Kane family manuscripts and pamphlets.
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 personal papers; 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
Cain family
Genre / Form
Letters; Diaries
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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