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Harriet A. Kane diary, 1885 January - December

 Item — Box: 36, Folder: 5
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Harriet A. Kane Diary, 1 January - 1 December 1885, The Standard Diary, 1885, damaged brown cover and binding, back cover completely detached, 372 pp. (23 pp. blank), dark and light ink, includes printed Counting-House Calendar for 1883 and Rates of Postage information in front.


  • 1885 January - December

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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.


From the Sub-Series: 32 folders

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Student at the Female Medical College; break between 29 January & 14 February; 21 February— Aunt Helen & Carrie come to visit; 10 & 13 March pages were originally sewn together so 11 & 12 March pages couldn’t be read, flowers were pressed in those pages too, cut the thread and removed flowers to a separate folder, 11 March—Harriet’s graduation; 12 March—flowers were pasted in, with names of who they came from by them, page was photocopied and put in folder with loose items; 16 March—an eclipse that day; often mentions a Hattie; sometimes calls Thomas L. Kane, Jr. “Will” and sometimes “Tom;” 26 March—George Q. Cannon came to tea on his way to Utah; Thomas L. Kane, Jr. in medical school; 1 April—begins work at an eye clinic; 10-12 April—in Princeton; 14-16 April—in Washington; 25-27 April—in New York; 27 April—visited Gen. Grant, his birthday; 12 May—Harriet, Evan, and Tom had picture taken for EWK’s birthday; 22 May—reached Kane for the summer, “none of us wished to return;” she has a dog, Plato; 28 May—saw her first patient; 12 June—received her first fee; 19 June—played lawn tennis and Tom took their pictures [#5 below?]; 10 July—Elisha named his new house “June Rose Cottage” in Harriet’s honor; 23 July—Gen. Grant died; writes about seeing patients; 15 September—broke her foot; 30 September—Tom left for college; 12 November—first news of the great oil strike in Kane; 17 November—put telegraph wires into the hotel; in the back memoranda pages used for recording letters received and addresses.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States