Guide to the Thomas Leiper Kane Papers, 1846-1883
Guide to the Thomas Leiper Kane Papers, 1846-1883
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Thomas Leiper Kane - biographical sketch by Mary Schofield, n. d., 7 pp.
Kane letter or journal. Jun. and Jul. 1846.earliest date: Jun. 23. Description of trip up Missouri R. - St. Louis, For [Leavenworth], St. Joseph, Mo. 28 pp.
Kane journal. Jul. 5-7, 1846.St. Joseph, Mo. and up river, description. 8 pp.
Kane notes on trip West ; written several years later, date undetermined. Description of Keokuk, Iowa. 2 pp.
Kane to his sister. n.d., 6 pp. Describes trip up Missouri R. toward Council Bluffs .
Kane - Description of Mormon History and Persecution. (Probably notes for book or lecture. History beginning 1830-31).
a. 17 pp. draft
b. 4 pp. draft (similar to above)
c. 1 p. notes
d. 4 pp. draft
e. 2 pp. notes
Kane - Description of Mormons and their migrations. n.d., notes for book or lecture.
a. children, 5 pp.
b. visions, 4 pp
c. characteristics and ideology, 14 pp.
Notes on Mormon History and Persecution in Missouri and Illinois. 19 pp., general notes.
Summary of history, chiefly 1844 to 1847. includes parts of draft of long letter re. wintering place for Mormons. 19 pp. of which 17 pp. is the letter.
Descriptions of attack on Mormons at [Nauvoo, Ill.] n.d., 2 pp. (Probably 1845 or 46).
Mormon settlement at Nauvoo. Memo, 2 pp.
KaneÕs description of Nauvoo after departure of Mormons . Probably written in 1847 or later, part not by Kane.
a. 4 pp. draft
b. 12 pp. drafts and notes
Description of departure of Mormons and season of year  - 1 p. flowery or poetic.
Resolutions at a meeting (presumably in Illinois after expulsion of Mormons) . 4 pp.
KaneÕs description of the hardships of the Mormon march. 1846. Draft of article or lecture describing events from Feb., 1846 when first group left Nauvoo, to May, when the second group left. 9 pp.
Difficulties of Mormon emigration after leaving Nauvoo. Draft, perhaps of a letter. 1 p.
Mormon Journey to Salt Lake. Notes and descriptions, perhaps from a journal. 10 pp. [1847-1849].
Copies of letters re. right of Mormons to pass through Indian territory.
a. Mitchell, R. B. to T[homas] H. Harvey. 1 p. arrival of Mormons at Council Bluffs. Jun. 29, .
b. Harvey, T[homas] H. to W[illia]m Medill. 1p. Jul. 13, 1846.
c. Medill, W[illiam] to Thomas H. Harvey. 3 pp. Sept. 2, 1846.
Copies of letters re. agreement of Potawatomi Indians to let Mormons winter in their country.
a. Richards, Willard to [Thomas L.] Kane. 1p. Aug. 19, 1846.
b. Young, Brigham to Col. Kearney, Capt. Clary, Major Swords or C-O at Ft. Leavenworth. Description of KaneÕs illness, 2 pp. Aug. 10, 1846.
c. Edes , H. G. W. - medical report on Kane. 1 p. Aug. 19, 1846.
d. incomplete copies of above. 2 pp.
e. Potawatomi Indians. Agreement, 1p. Jul. 2., 1846.
f. Allen, J. (Lt. Col. cmdg. Mormon Battalion). Approval, 1 p. Jul. 10, 1846.
Copies of letters re. wintering of Mormons in Indian territory.
a. [Medill, William] to J. K. Kane. Conditional permit, 1 p. Sept. 3, 1846.
b. Medill, W[illiam] to Thomas H. Harvey. 2 pp. Sept. 2, 1846.
c. Allen, J. to J. C. Little. Praising Mormon Battalion. 1 p. Jul. 20, 1846.
Unknown to [Thomas L.] Kane. Nov. 12, 1846.Draft of unsigned letter from member of Mormon Battalion written from Chihuahua, Mexico. 3 pp.
Copies of letters re. conditions and movements of Mormons, 1846.
a. Harvey, Th[omas] H. to W[illia]m Medill. Description of Camp of Israel. 5 pp. Dec. 3, 1846.
b. Cutler, Alpheus to [Thomas H. Harvey]. 2 pp. Nov. 3, 1846.
c. Harvey, Th[omas] H. to Alpheus Cutler. 1 p. Nov. 5, 1846.
d. Cutler, Alpheus to [Thomas H. Harvey] [or Clayton?]. 5 pp. with docket notes. Nov. 6, 1846.
[Kane, Thomas L.] to [? Sec. of War, Marcy, or President Polk]. n.d. (1847?). Draft, 1 p.
Trials of the Mormons [1846-47] - draft of letter, n.d., description of deserted Nauvoo. 3 pp.
KaneÕs description of his Mormon mission  draft letter of letter, n.d., 7 pp.
Kane, Thomas L. to William Medill, Apr. 2, 1847,3 pp.
Kane, Thomas L. to [W. L.] Marcy, Apr. 21, 1847,4 pp. (see also folder #24)
Medill, W[illiam] to W. L. Marcy, Apr. 24, 1847,8 pp. report through Marcy to the President on Mormon migration.
Kane, Thomas L. - Report on Mormons  8 pp. including 1 p. draft (letter to Medill or other official, docketed ÒPresdts Report No. 2 contg. CensusÓ)
[Kane, Thomas L.] to [? James K. Polk or W. L. Marcy] , 5 pp. draft with notes
Copies of letters to Medill from Kane re. Permission for Mormons to winter near Council Bluffs. n.d. (probably 1847 or Ô46), 15 pp.
Draft of letter by Kane to Mormon friend, after KaneÕs return East , 1 p. (ans. to #20 ?)
[Kane, Thomas L.] to [Horace] Greeley, [Aug., 1847?]Description of Utah shortly after original group of Mormons arrived. 9 pp.
Draft of Kane letter to high official re. Mormons , 3 pp.
Description of discovery of gold, 1 p. Sidney and Ira Willis and others of [Mormon] Battalion working for Sutter. 
Letter from Kane re. Utah and Free Soil. (Kane made chairman of Free Soil Central Com. in 1848) n.d., 2 pp.
Woodruff, Wilford to [Thomas L.] Kane, Dec. 4, 1849,1 p. defending Mormons.
Fragment of prelim. letter by Kane on Free Soil question. [Dec. 4, 1849] 2 pp.
Kane report on meeting on behalf of Mormons  Draft of speech, 2 pp.
Richards, F. D. to T[homas] L. Kane, Oct. 30, 1851,Lecture on Mormons, 3 pp.
ÒThe Mormon Outrages at Salt LakeÓ - clipping from Philadelphia newspaper, Nov. 1851,including letter of Sept. 20, from Salt Lake.
[New York Herald, May 27, 1852]- clipping describing Mormon settlement and life.
Bernhisel, John M. to [Thomas L.] Kane, Dec. 9, 1857,2 pp. and cover.
[OÕBrien, Fitz James] - clipping of poem on death of Elisha Kent Kane, 1857.
[Kane, Thomas L.] to Gov. Cummings, ,1 p.
Kane letter (draft) to high official on DrummondÕs accusation against Mormons , 2 pp. docketed on back as Apr. 27, 1857.
Diary I - Jan. 8, 1858 to Jan. 28, 1858.Sea voyage from New York, across Isthmus of Panama and to San Francisco, pressed leaves, etc. in back.
Diary II - Jan. 29, 1858 to May 10, 1858.San Francisco to San Pedro by ship, Feb. 8 or 9 left San Bernardino for Salt Lake. Includes account of departure from Fern Rock, Jan. 4, partly out of order and illegible, contains letters, notes, maps and diagrams.
ÒMormon Martyrs" (of San Bernardino) - clipping from San Francisco paper of May 3, 1858,article by Wallach from Los Angeles dated Apr. 22 or 28, 1858.
Kane, Thomas L. to Eli K. Price, Jul. 30,. 1858.severing relations with govÕt. in efforts on behalf of Mormons, 2 pp.
Kane letter (draft) to official, perhaps Buchanan, on behalf of Mormons. [1850?], 8 pp. (see also folders #35 and #37).
Young, Brigham to Thomas L. Kane, Jan. 14, 1859,5 pp. and cover.
Forney, John W. to Thomas L. Kane, Jan. 23, 1867,at time of threatened impeachment of Johnson. 3 pp. and cover.
Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Dec. 26 and 28, 1883.clippings, KaneÕs death.
Juvenile Instructor, Jan. 15, 1884.clipping, KaneÕs death. (Salt Lake City paper).
National Tribune (Washington, D. C.), 1886.clipping, ÒBucktail RegimentÓ - KaneÕs Civil War Regiment.
Quasi-biblical descriptive matter in KaneÕs hand. 5 pp. notes, n.d.
ÒPlea of a condemned manÓ. provenance uncertain, not related to western material, 2 pp. draft, n.d.
Genealogy of Dennistown family. Mrs. Kane was Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood. 13 pp. and wax seal, n.d.
Short dissertation on state sovereignty. 2 pp. notes, n.d.
Democracy and rule of the people. 1 p. draft.
Part of an account of the ÒMahaw massacreÓ, n.d., 4 pp.
Notes on Mormons and their history. n.d., 4 pp.
a. 2 pp. notes - arrival in Omaha territory, poetic.
b. part of letter, n.d. - about meeting, 1 p.