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Elisha Kent Kane, Jr. papers, 1906-1942

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 5

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, cards, and other materials produced by Kane. Most of the letters relate to Kane's military service during the First World War. Items date from between 1906 and 1942.


  • Majority of material found within 1906-1942


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.

Biographical History

Elisha Kent Kane, Jr. (1894-1959) was an American soldier, teacher, and restaurant owner.

Elisha Kent Kane, Jr. was born on March 18, 1894 in Kane, Pennsylvania to Evan O'Neill Kane and Lila Rupert. He served in the First World War, and after his return became a science professor in his hometown. In 1919 Kane married Jennie Graham (1896-1931), and they had two children. He continued his service in the Army reserves, including some service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in the 1930s. After Jennie's death, Kane married Mina Gladys Schuler in New York, New York in 1933, and they had two children together. They returned to Kane, Pennsylvania where the family operated a restaurant. With the approach of World War II, Kane rejoined the Army to serve as a colonel in the 11th Airborne Division from 1941 to 1946. After the war he moved his family to live in Florida. Kane died on February 28, 1959 in Pinellas, Florida.


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