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Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: 1853-

Biographical History

The Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) and Elizabeth Kane (1836-1909) family was a prominent family from Pennsylvania, and friends of members to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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, Thomas 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.

Citation

UPB files, Oct. 24, 2016 (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, title "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania)

Kane family photographs and albums, circa 1830-1920

Wikipedia, via WWW, Apr. 17, 2013 (Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883); b. in Philadelphia, Pa.; son of John K. Kane; m. 1853 to Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), four children; est. Kane, Pa. after Civil War)

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

E. Kent Kane papers on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1901-1959

 Sub-Series — Box: 49
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains addresses, manuscripts, and other materials related to Kane's travels to Utah in 1949 and 1957. Includes information on his interactions with Church leaders, and his views on his grandfather, Thomas L. Kane. Materials date from between 1901 and 1959.

Elizabeth Wood Kane papers, 1830-1921

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains Kane's manuscripts, including her fourteen diaries, beginning in 1853 and ending in 1909, although there are numerous gaps in their coverage. The first nine date before her husband's death, and include accounts of his life. Also includes the papers of her father, William Wood, as well as Kane's mostly unpublished work.

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings, 1856-1921

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains autobiographical and literary writings by Elizabeth Wood Kane. Most of the documents, including travel accounts, focus on her life and experiences. She writes about her husband Thomas L. Kane serving in the Civil War, her experiences with the Mormons in the West, and Also includes family history projects, getting to meet President Ulysses S. Grant, and other family affairs. Materials also include family history writings like the autobiography of her father. Dated 1856-1921.

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about trip to Mexico, 1896-1897

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains a manuscript relating Kane's experiences while travelling with her son Evan O'Neill Kane to the State Medical Societies to the Pan-American Congress in 1896. Includes copies of correspondence and published articles. Materials date from between 1896 and 1897.

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about Ulysses S. Grant visit, 1869 August 13-1869 August 15

 Sub-Series — Box: 32, Folder: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include a manuscript written by Elizabeth Wood Kane describing Ulysses S. Grant's visit with the Kane family; there are details about their activities, discussions, and her impressions of the presidential party. Many of their conversations were about politics, religion, and race relations. Dated 1869.

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings on settlement and development of Kane, Pennsylvania, approximately 1866-1896

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains manuscripts, drafts, and source materials related to Kane's history of Kane, Pennsylvania. Includes information on the Kane family's role in settlement and autobiographical writings. Materials date from between approximately 1866 and 1896.

Kane family manuscripts and pamphlets, 1898

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains pamphlets and manuscripts relating to the Kane family, including information on the Van Rensselaer family and Thomas L. Kane's service during the Civil War. Materials date from around 1898.

Kane family manuscripts, letters, and other material, 1815-1874

 Sub-Series — Box: 65
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains manuscript accounts, letters, notes, speeches, and other materials relating to the Kane family, the development of western Pennsylvania, and Thomas L. Kane's principles. Materials date from between 1815 and 1874.

Thomas L. Kane account of visit to Utah, 1877, 1877 August-1877 September

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a written account by Kane of his travel and visit in Utah in 1877. Includes information on prominent Mormons he visited with, as well as the development of transportation and settlements in the West.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence, manuscripts, and other material on Mexico and Alaska, 1868-1930

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes, speeches, and other materials related to Kane's interest in exploration and colonization in Mexico and Alaska. Materials date from between 1868 and 1930.