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Elizabeth Wood Kane photographs, approximately 1850-1903

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 9
Contains photographs found in the pages of Kane's personal journals. The photographs depict people who are presumably Kane family members, and a house. Several of the photographs have deteriorated beyond recognition. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early-20th century.

Dates

  • approximately 1850-1903
  • 1889 December

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use reproductions where available.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Photocopying is not permitted. Permission to publish material from the Kane family collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Commitee.

Extent

1 folder

Biographical History

Elizabeth Wood Kane (1836-1909) was a prominent Pennsylvania prohibitionist, philanthropist, and physician.

Elizabeth Denniston Wood was born on May 12, 1836 to William Wood and Harriet Amelia Kane, and was raised in England. Her family emigrated to New York in 1844. In 1853 she married Thomas L. Kane. With her husband and four children, Harriet Amelia Kane (1854-1896); Elisha Kent Kane (1856-1935); Evan O'Neill Kane (1861-1932); and Thomas Leiper Kane, Jr. (1863-1929), Elizabeth founded the town of Kane, Pennsylvania. She worked tirelessly for the prohibition of alcohol both in Kane, and the wider United States. Her 1872 travels with her husband in Utah are recorded in her book "Twelve Mormon Homes." She obtained a medical degree from the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1883. After her husband's death later that year, she became more involved in social and philanthropic causes including the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the Kane Summit Hospital Association. She died peacefully while sleeping May 25, 1909.

Other Finding Aids

A file and item-level finding aid is available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3190.xml

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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