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Elisha Kent Kane papers, 1869-1929

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, notes, pamphlets, clippings, and other materials by Kane. Materials document his activities, including his work at the hospital and his family relationships. Materials date from between 1869 and 1929.


  • Majority of material found within 1869-1929


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 (1856-1935) was a brick manufacturer in Pennsylvania.

Elisha Kent Kane was born November 25, 1856 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second child of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Wood Kane. Elisha owned a brick manufactory. He married Griselda "Zella" Ellen Hays, and together they had five children: Harriet G. Kane, Evan O'Neill Kane, Elisha K. Kane, Florence Kane, and Virginia Kane. Kane died in Pennsylvania on February 18, 1935.


21 folders

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