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Elizabeth Wood Kane journal, 1868-1870

 Item — Box: 28, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 3 Item 1
Image of Elizabeth Wood Kane journal
Image of Elizabeth Wood Kane journal

Scope and Contents

Journal written by Elizabeth Wood Kane containing letters; accounts of her husband's financial and business difficulties while working for the McKean & Elk Co.; worries about her family's uncertain future; the Presidential race and her husband's support of Ulysses S. Grant; her husband's political career, his visits to Washington D.C., and his efforts to build railroads; her ability as a physician; and Robert Patterson Kane's drinking problem. Journal entries date from February 20, 1868, to November 18, 1870.


  • Majority of material found within 1868-1870

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kane family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


127 p. ; 22 x 18 cm

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States