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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence and other material, 1830-1909

 Sub-Series — Box: 25
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, programs, and other material by Kane. The correspondence is primarily with family members, and deals with concerns. Also includes materials related to her work with the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Materials date from between 1830 and 1909.

Elizabeth Wood Kane journals, 1853-1909

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains original and typescript copies of journals by Elizabeth Wood Kane, as well as letters, clippings, and ephemera found in the volumes. The journals describe family activities, her travels, and her work in the temperance movement. Materials date from between 1853 and 1909.

Elizabeth Wood Kane other writings, 1856-1881

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 4-8
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains drafts of biographies and a novel, as well as notes and other materials written by Kane. Materials focus on Thomas L. Kane and distant branches of the family, including the Van Rensselaer and Hawthorne families. Items date from between 1856 and 1881.

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 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.

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.

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.