Thomas L. Kane diary

Thomas L. Kane diary

Dates: 1858

Pocket diary kept by Kane beginning in June 1858, apparently while he was in Utah negotiating between the Mormons and government during the 1857-1858 Utah War.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 807
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Original diary: Condition restricted; permission to use original diaries must be obtained from the Curator of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Alternative Format
Diary: Available as typescript, photocopy, and digital images.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas L. Kane diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 807; Thomas L. Kane diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 807, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Anne Richards Horton.
Related Material
Thomas Leiper Kane Papers, 1846-1883; Located at; Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Sources; Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883--Diaries
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Kane (Thomas L.) diary
Finding Aid Author
Leslie Evens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-23 09:30:17 -0600.
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Biographical / Historical

Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883), 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 (1854-1896); Elisha Kent Kane (1856-1935); Evan O'Neill Kane (1861-1932); and Thomas Leiper Kane, Jr. (1863-1929).

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