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Harriet Amelia Kane papers, 1870-1891

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the life and activities of Kane. These consist primarily of a series of composition books and two letters. The composition books contain mostly letters written by Harriet to her mother, father, and others, but later volumes include medical notes. The letters concern family matters, and a purchase made by a friend on Harriet's behalf. Materials date between 1870 and 1891.


  • Other: 1870-1891


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Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use reproductions where available.

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Biographical History note

Harriet Amelia Kane (1854-1896) was a Philadelphia physician and Presbyterian.

The first child of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Wood Kane, Harriet was born in Philadelphia in 1854. Harriet accompanied her parents in the founding of Kane, Pennsylvania. With her mother she attended the Philadelphia Woman's Medical College in the early 1880s and graduated as a Physician. Harriet died while leading a prayer meeting in a Presbyterian church in 1896.


3 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in two subseries: 1. Composition books. 2. Letters.

Other Finding Aids

A file and item-level finding aid is available online.

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Transcriptions available

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States