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Harriet Amelia Kane composition books, 1870-1882

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 4 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains several composition books belonging to Kane as well as four blank postcards and a loose page of notes found in the composition books. The composition books are used for educational purposes, and contain primarily unsent letters from Kane to her mother and others. Later volumes also contain French and Spanish notes, as well as medical notes. The loose page of notes contains a list of alphabetized words, and the postcards depict wolves. Materials date from 1870 to 1882.


  • Other: 1870-1882


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History note

From the Series:

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.


2 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

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

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States