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Harriet A. Kane diary, 1875 March 14 - 1879 November 3

 Item — Box: 35, Folder: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Harriet A. Kane Diary, 14 March 1875 - 3 November 1879, hardbound, red cover and damaged red binding, 186 pp. (10 pp. blank), light & dark ink. This journal gives insight more into what Harriet was doing with her life during this time period and less of what she was thinking and feeling. She includes various sketches in the margins of her pages, “Stories of Indians” ( 15 April 1875), recipes, notes on English history, finances, and names and dates of “Hotellers” staying at the Kane family hotel. She mentioned 2 plays in which she performed in 1878 and 1879—The Princess and Which is Which, respectively. Harriet included in her journal a copy of 4 letters she wrote home from Princeton during the 1878 play; one letter was to her brother, Evan, and the other 3 were to her mother. Harriet wrote about 2 different visits to Princeton, where Elisha was attending college. She also wrote of visits to Philadelphia for the Centennial exhibition, and Chautaugua, as well as a trip her father and brothers took to Mexico from 6 October to 27 December 1876. A portion of almost every entry deals with the weather; she also frequently mentions her mother’s headaches. In October 1877 she first mentions her study of anatomy. However, she did not appear to have progressed in her studies very quickly—as she wrote in the last paragraph of this volume, “Elisha has gone through College and I who was to have been in practise by this time have not advanced one step.”


  • 1875 March 14 - 1879 November 3

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Brigham Young University
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