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Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings

Identifier: MSS 3913

Scope and Contents

The Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane Paintings, circa 1860-1865, include one archival series: Paintings, circa 1860-1865.


  • Approximately 1860-1865


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Thomas L. Kane, son of Philadelphia judge John Kintzing Kane, was a lawyer, a social reformer, and an entrepreneur. His friendship with Brigham Young and his aid to the Mormons makes him a key figure of study among historians of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but his legacy extends beyond his friendship with the Latter-day Saints and includes his participation in the abolitionist movement, his service as a decorated Civil War Colonel, and his work in developing western Pennsylvania. Thomas and wife Elizabeth's four children were Harriet Amelia Kane; Elisha Kent Kane; Evan O'Neill Kane; and Thomas Leiper Kane, Jr. Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane wrote two important works about the Mormons--Twelve Mormon Homes Visited in Succession on a Journey through Utah to Arizona (1874), and A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73: Elizabeth Kane's St. George Journal (1995). In addition, she recorded important information about her and her husband Thomas L. Kane's life together in journals and other writings. She was the mother of four, graduated from Women's Medical College of Philadelphia in 1883, and was an active prohibitionist.


2 frames (74 cm. x 64 cm.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Museum of Church History and Art; 2007.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane paintings
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 8
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States