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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 45 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: 1869 August 13-1869 August 15

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings from Utah trip, 1860-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, clippings, and other materials relating to Kane's visit to Utah in 1872. Includes information on their travels, conditions in Utah, and the publication of her account in the book Twelve Mormon Homes. Materials date from between 1860 and 1877.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860-1877

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.
Dates: Majority of material found within approximately 1866-1896

Evan O'Neill Kane papers, 1872-1930

 Sub-Series — Box: 39
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, a journal, and published articles by Kane. Most of the unpublished materials deal with the Kane family and his personal interests, while the articles relate to his medical practice. Materials date from between 1872 and 1930.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1872-1930

Harriet Amelia Kane papers, 1870-1894

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains journals, correspondence, ephemera, and other materials by Kane. Includes information on her life and activities, including her medical studies and practice. Also includes information on her relationships and interactions with other members of the Kane family. Materials date from between 1870 and 1894.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1870-1894

Kane family letterbook covers and bindings, 1855-1859

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains the covers and bindings of letterbooks and other volumes previously owned by the Kane family. Materials date from between 1855 and 1859.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1855-1859

Kane family lithographs, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series — Box: 63
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains lithographic images of Thomas L. Kane and Brigham Young. Materials date from the mid- to late-1800s.
Dates: Majority of material found within date of production not identified

Kane family lithographs, clippings, and other material, 1815-1931

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains lithographs, clippings, notes, and other materials relating to the Kane family activities. Materials date from between 1815 and 1931.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815-1931

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.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1898

Kane family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792
Scope and Contents Materials contain the papers of the Kane family of Philadelphia and Kane, Pennsylvania. Includes papers created and collected by John K. Kane and his wife, Jane Duval Kane; and their children, specifically Thomas L. Kane and his wife, Elizabeth Kane. Contains letters to and from several important American political and historical figures, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, John Hancock, Andrew Jackson, Horace Greeley, and U.S. Grant. A large portion of the collection also deals with...
Dates: 1690-1982