Kate Field autographed note
Scope and contents
Contains a signed note by Kate Field an American journalist who was against Mormonism and polygamy. The note contains the quote, "Mormonism is organized treason." It is unclear where or how this note was produced. Dated January 11, 1886.
- 1886 January 11
- Field, Kate, 1838-1896 (author, Person)
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Kate Field (1838-1896) was an American journalist, lecturer, actress, and opponent of polygamy and Mormonism.
Kate Field was born October 1, 1838 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Field and Eliza Riddle. She wrote columns for the Boston Courier and Boston Evening Transcript. She gained a reputation with her three-part writing of "The Last Days of Walter Savage Landor" in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1868 Field helped found the first professional women's club. In November 1874, she opened on Broadway as Peg Woffington in a revival of Masks and Faces. Although she had to give up acting due to her health, she began working as a critic for the New York Tribune. Field lived a year in Salt Lake City studying Mormonism. Kate Field passed away May 16, 1986 on a steamer between Kawaihae and Honolulu in Hawaii.
1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
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This item was purchased from Stuart Lutz Historical Documents by Special Collections in March 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Stuart Lutz Historical Documents; March 2018.
LDS, Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
Processed; Maddi Landrith, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, Curator; April 3, 2018.
- Register of Kate Field autographed note
- Maddi Landrith Student Manuscript Processor
- 2018 April 3
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.