Papers cover primarily Kane's two trips west, in 1846-1847 and in 1858. The collection contains letters, diaries, agreements,
clippings, notes for articles and lectures, drafts, sketches, and diagrams. Predominant subject matter is the Mormons, their
history, migrations, persecution, and characteristics. Descriptions of travel across the Isthmus of Panama and between San
Bernadino, Calif. and Salt Lake City, Utah are also found in the collection.
Thomas Leiper Kane was a law clerk, abolitionist, an advocate for Mormons, and a Union Army officer during the Civil War.
He was born January 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of John Kinzing and Jane Duval Leiper Kane. He traveled
to England and later studied law in France and served as an attache in the American legation.
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