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Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about Ulysses S. Grant visit, 1869 August 13-1869 August 15

 Sub-Series — Box: 32, Folder: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Image of Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about Ulysses S. Grant visit
Image of Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about Ulysses S. Grant visit

Scope and Contents

Materials include a manuscript written by Elizabeth Wood Kane describing Ulysses S. Grant's visit with the Kane family; there are details about their activities, discussions, and her impressions of the presidential party. Many of their conversations were about politics, religion, and race relations. Dated 1869.


  • 1869 August 13-1869 August 15

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

From the Series: 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.


136 pages ; 28 x 24 cm