Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Kane Family Papers, 1798-1887

Finding aid created by
Catalina Oyler, January 2005

Summary Information
Title: Kane family papers
Creator: Shields, Elizabeth Kane, 1830-1869
Inclusive dates: 1798 -1887
Bulk dates: 1851-1866
Extent: 230 items
Abstract:
The Kane family papers contain letters from a large family and document various family matters.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Mrs. E. Paul duPont, 1974-1980. M-1718, M-1689, M-1908.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Provenance:

The Kane family papers were donated to the Clements Library by Mrs. E. Paul duPont (Jean Kane Foulke) of Montchanin, Delaware, a descendant of the Kane family. Additional Kane family papers from Mrs. DuPont are at the American Philosophical Society.

Preferred Citation:

Kane Family Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Biography

The Kane family documented in this collection begins with Elisha Kane (1770-1834) who moved from Albany to Philadelphia in 1801 after the death of his wife, Alida Van Rensselaer (1766-1799). Kane had three children by his first wife: John, Robert Van Rensselaer, and Alida Van Rensselaer, jr. In Philadelphia Elisha Kane married Elizabeth Kintzing.

Elisha's oldest son, John Kane, adopted his step-mother's name becoming known as John Kintzing Kane or John K. Kane. John Kintzing (1795-1858) had a distinguished career as a lawyer and politician. A supporter of the Democratic Party, John Kintzing was appointed as a federal judge by James K. Polk in 1846. In 1819 John Kintzing Kane married Jane Duval Leiper (1796-1866), with whom he had seven children: Elisha Kent (1820-1857), Thomas Leiper (1822-1883), John Kent (died in infancy), Robert Patterson also called Pat (1827-1906), Elizabeth, who was also called Bessie or Bess (1830-1869), John Kinzing Jr.(1833-1886), and William Leiper (1838-1852).

Elisha Kent Kane became a well-known figure for his work in the United States Navy and as an explorer; he took part in two artic missions to map the north and locate the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin. This adventures, and his publications describing them earned his great fame in the United States, though also resulted in his early death.

Thomas Leiper Kane was a successful attorney in Philadelphia until he resigned from a position as District Court position after being ordered to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act, which went against his abolitionist sentiments. Thomas Leiper is well know for his Civil War service, for which he was made a general, and for the support he provided to the early Mormon church in their dealings with the United States government. Thomas Leiper married his English born cousin Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood (1863-1909). Elizabeth Dennistoun traveled with Thomas Leiper to Utah to visit the Mormon settlements there and published an account of her travels in Twelve Mormon Homes. In addition to her literary accomplishments, Elizabeth Dennistoun Kane returned to school and graduated from the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1883 with an MD. The Kane's eventually settled in McKean County, Pennsylvania and the town of Kane, PA still bears their name.

Robert Patterson Kane also became a lawyer. He remained in Philadelphia and specialized in patent law. In 1861 Robert Patterson married Elizabeth Francis Fisher and with her had two children.

John Kintzing Kane, Jr. became a doctor and spent a year studying medicine in Paris. During the Civil War John Jr. served in a Union hospital in Cairo, Illinois. In 1863 he married Mabel Bayard (1838-1898). Mabel was the daughter of James Asheton and Anne Francis Bayard, and with John Jr. had eight children.

Bessie Kane married Charles Woodruff Shields in 1861. Shields studied both theology and science and in 1866 took a faculty position at Princeton University as professor of the harmony of science and revealed religion. Shields also published frequently on the joining of science and religion.

Bessie was very close to her family particularly her brothers, Robert (Pat), Thomas, and John Jr., and most of the correspondence to Bessie comes from her brothers and their wives. We know less about her relationship with her eldest brother Elisha Kent Kane, as none of his letters are in this collection.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Kane family papers span multiple generations; they include letters, deeds, and miscellaneous documents from various members of the Kane Family and documents the family member’s lives and relationships.

Of the 225 items in this collection 185 are letters, of which 121 are dated between 1851 and 1866. Most of the letters are addressed to Bessie Kane from her brothers Thomas Leiper, Robert Patterson, and John Kintzing, and her sisters-in-law Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane and Mable Bayard Kane. The correspondence also has letters to and from other members of the family and some from Mable Bayard Kane’s family. Also part of the collection, are 10 letters from 1800-1801 addressed to Elisha Kane, Sr.

The letters mostly concern family matters such as sickness, deaths, engagements, marriages, the Presbyterian religion, births, and children.

Approximately 35 letters written by Elizabeth D. Wood Kane, wife of Thomas Leiper Kane, present a portrait of a well educated and well-to-do young woman living in Fort Hamilton, New York. These letters fall primarily between 1851 and 1863 and provide details regarding clothing and fashion, her home and nursery and her feelings regarding the sickness and death of her child, Maggie, who died in 1851. She describes walking down Broadway in search of muslin mantillas, weeping over Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and expresses her concern for her husband, who was serving in the Civil War. In 1852, Elizabeth traveled to Europe and provided descriptions of Liverpool and Paris, which included witnessing the extravagant arrival of Louis Napoleon.

The few letters from Mabel Bayard Kane, husband of John K. Kane, Jr., express her feelings of loneliness, John’s leaving for the Civil War, and her appreciation for the sisterly concern shown by Elizabeth. In addition, the collection contains two letters written by Alida Van Rensselaer (1766-1834), Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother. They are written to her cousin, Jane D. L. Kane in 1819 and 1820 regarding a visit with a dying friend, family news, and reading chemistry with another female friend.

Though the correspondence continues through the Civil War few letters mention the war or the Kane family members participating in it. John Kintzing Kane Jr. wrote five letters while in Cairo, Illinois, serving in the hospital there, and one letter from Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane concerns her husband, Thomas Leiper, resigning from the army.

Of note are the nine letters from John Kintzing Jr. describing his medical studies in Paris in 1857. Two letters from Thomas Leiper describe going west with the Mormons in 1846. Also, one letter of July 1855 is a petition to Judge John Kintzing Kane for three slaves being kept in Pennsylvania to be returned under the fugitive slave law.

The collection includes 14 deeds and memorandum to Elisha Kane dating from 1798-1823, most concerning H.G. Livingston and Oliver Phelps. The correspondence to Elisha Kane, Sr. primarily deals with buying, selling and farming land.

The collection also contains two of Robert Patterson Kane’s calling cards with notes on them from July 1858, a fifteen page pamphlet from 1883 on vaccination entitled “Of the Importance of General Vaccination and the Groundlessness of the Prejudices Against it A paper prepared at the request of the state board of health” by John Kintzing Kane Jr., and poem entitled “Goodbye to Noah’s Ark” by S.W.M. and copied by John Kintzing Kane, dated 1849. A sheet of paper with “Kane v. Bitchett and Livingston v. Kane” written on it and 21 miscellaneous envelopes complete the collection. A few letters from Robert Patterson Kane have pen and ink sketches, and one from John K. Kane has a small sketch of a gravestone.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Physicians--Education.
    • Kane, Elisha K., 1820-1857.
    • Kane, Elizabeth, 1832-1869.
    • Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909.
    • Kane, Jane Duval Leiper.
    • Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858.
    • Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1833-1866.
    • Kane, Robert Patterson, (1827-1906)
    • Kane, Thomas Leiper, 1822-1883.
    • Mississippi River--Description and travel.
    • Shields, Charles W. (Charles Woodruff), 1825-1904.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.
    Genre Terms:
    • Visting cards.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
     
    Kane Family Correspondence [series]
    Box   1 Folder   1
     May 11, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     May 31, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     August 17, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     September 21, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     September 25, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     September 28, 1800. Livingston, H.G. letter to Kane, Elisha
     
      December 10, 1800. Porter, Peter B. letter to Kane, Elisha, Canandaigua, NY
    Box   1 Folder   2
     January 19, 1801. Phelps, Oliver letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     January 31, 1801. Phelps, Oliver letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     March 28, 1801. Phelps, Oliver letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     June 4, 1801. Unsigned draft
     
     October 24, 1801. Phelps, Oliver letter to Kane, Elisha
     
     September 11, 1819. Van Rensselaer, Alida M. letter to Kane, Jane D. L.
     
     February 1, 1820. Van Rensselaer, Alida, M. letter to Kane, Jane D. L.
     
     May 9, 1823. Kane, John K. Sr. letter to Drinker, J. D. Philadelphia
     
     May 21, 1823. Kane, John K. letter
     
     September 27, 1823. Unsigned to Kane, Elisha
    Box   1 Folder   3
     October 1, 1832. Kane, John K. letter to Bayard, James A.
     
     November 18, 1835. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     October 22, 1843. Bayard, James A. letter to Bayard, Mary Ellen, New York
     
     April 24, 1844. "Lizzie" to Ellen?, Wilmington, Del.
     
     January 19, 1845. Kane, Thomas L. Fragment Kane, Elizabeth
     
     March 5, 1845. Schermerhorn, Ellen Bayard letter to Gilpin, Miss M. I., New York
     
     September 22, 1845. Kane, John K. to Professors R. Doaglison & H. S. Patterson
     
     June 20, 1846. Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     June 21, 1846. Incomplete to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 20, 1846. Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     1847. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   4
     September 19, 1848. Bayard, Mabel letter to Fisher, Mrs. Wilmington
     
     October 11, 1848. Bayard, Thomas Francis letter to Bayard, Anne Francis, Philadelphia
     
     1849. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth (includes sketches)
     
     March 1850. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 6, 1850. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     October 15, 1850. Nane, R. letter to Bayard, James A.
     
     June 29, 1850. ? letter to Kane, Thomas L.
    Box   1 Folder   5
     February 20, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 5, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
    Miscellaneous Note
     
     July 11, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 9, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 28, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   6
     September 4, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 12, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 23, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 30, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     October 28, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     November 19, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     November 19, 1851. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     November 29, 1851. Kane, Jane D. L. AL Kane, Elizabeth
     
     December 22, 1851. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   7
     January 10, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 13, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 21, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 21, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 26, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 1, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 28, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   8
     May 12, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 29, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 8, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 24, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Paris, France
     
     September 29, 1852. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth [Photostat]
     
    Miscellaneous Note
     
     November 22, 1852. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     November 24, 1852. Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Philadelphia
    Box   1 Folder   9
     May 25, 1854. Kane, John K. Sr. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 15, 1855. Kane, John K. Sr. letter to Mr. Meriam, Washington D.C.
     
     June 8, 1855. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 7, 1855. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 18, 1855. Wheeler, John H. copy to Kane, John K. Sr.
     
     August 6, 1855. Green, Johnny and Kane, Robert P letter to, Kane, Elizabeth, Philadelphia
    Box   1 Folder   10
     January 9, 1856. Kane, Robert P. Incomplete to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 15, 1856. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 16, 1856. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 23, 1856. Kane, Jane D. L. and Green, Jonny letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 29, 1856. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     June 8, 1856. Kane, Jane D. L. and Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     November 1856. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   11
     January 17, 1857. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 17, 1857. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     April 13, 1857. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 10, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Family, Southhampton, England
     
     August 3-6, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Family, Paris, France
     
     August 3, 1857 (inclosed with 8/3/1857). Kane, John K. letter to Kane, John K. Sr., Paris, France
     
     August 22-27, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, John K. Sr. & Kane, Jane D. L., Paris, France
    Box   1 Folder   12
     October 5, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Family, Paris, France
     
     October 7, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Family, Paris, France
     
     October 14, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Jane D. L., Paris, France
     
     October 14, 1857. (inclosed with 10/14/1857) Kane, John K. letter to Kane, John K. Sr., Paris, France
     
     October 21, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, John K. Sr. & Kane, Jane D. L., Paris, France
     
     October 29, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Family Paris, France
     
     November 20, 1857. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   13
     July 24, 1858. Kane, John K and Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Fern Rock
     
     September 29, 1858. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 30, 1858. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 1859. Kane, Robert, P. Fragment Kane, Elizabeth with illustration
     
     August 8, 1859. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 11, 1859. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 22, 1859. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 8, 1859. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 9, 1859. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 13, 1859. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   14
     January 1860. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 21, 1860. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. and Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 14, 1860. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 1860. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 1, 1860. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 9, 1860. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, John K.
     
     1860. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   15
     June 27, 1861. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 11, 1861. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 19, 1861. Bayard, James A. letter to Bayard, Anne, New York
     
     November 29, 1861. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Jane D. L., Cairo, Ill.
     
     November 1861. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Cairo, Ill.
     
     December 11, 1861. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Jane D. L., Cairo, Ill.
     
     December 11, 1861. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     December 29, 1861. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     December 29, 1861. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Jane D. L., Cairo, Ill.
    Box   1 Folder   16
     January 7, 1862. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 8, 1862. Elder, William letter to Shields, Charles W.
     
     January 9, 1862. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     January 17, 1862. Mitchell, Silas Weir letter to Kane, Mabel Bayard
     
     April 6, 1862. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 25, 1862. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 15, 1863. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 23, 1863. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     December 7, 1863. Kane, Jane, D. L. and Kane, Elizabeth letter to Kane, Mabel Bayard
    Box   1 Folder   17
     January 5, 1864. Kane, Jane D. L. et al. letter to Kane, John K.
     
     April 1864. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     June 12, 1864. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 30, 1864. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 2, 1864. Bayard, James A. letter to Kane, John K., New York
     
     November 26, 1864. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   18
     February 17, 1865. Kane, John K. and Kane, Jane D. L letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Wilmington, Del
     
     July 10, 1865. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 11, 1865. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     September 28, 1865. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     October 7, 1865. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     October 12, 1865. Kane, Jane D. L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     December 1865. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   19
     January 20, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Shields, Charles W., Philadelphia
     
     February 18, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 18, 1866. (inclosed with 2/19/1866) Kane, Elizabeth D. W. telegram to Kane, Robert P. New York
     
     February 19, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth, Philadelphia
     
     February 20, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 20, 1866. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 26, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 27, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     February 27, 1866 (inclosed with 2/27/1866). Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth Philadelphia
    Box   1 Folder   20
     March 10, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     March 22, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 5, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 17, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     May 26, 1866. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     June 11, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   21
     June 1866. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 3, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 15, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     July 26, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 9, 1866. Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 12, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     August 12, 1866. Kane, Robert P. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
    Box   1 Folder   22
     September 14, 1868. Bayard, Thomas letter to Kane, John K.
     
     September 16, 1869. Kane, John K. letter to Shields, Charles W.
     
     October 23, 1869. Kane, John K. letter to Shields, Charles W.
     
     October 23, 1869. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Shields, Charles W.
     
     January 27, 1871. Kane, Elizabeth D.W. letter to Kane, John K. Kane, Pa.
     
     July 13, 1872. Bayard, Thomas letter to Kane, John K.
     
     June 16, 1873. Kane, John K. letter to Shields, Charles W.
     
     June 26, 1882 (inclosed with 6/27/1882). Patterson, Robert letter to Kane, Robert P., Philadelphia
     
     June 27, 1882. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert, P., Wilmington, Del
     
     June 5, 1884. Kane, Elizabeth D.W. letter to Kane, Robert P. Kane, Pa.
    Box   1 Folder   23
     January 3, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     January 5, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     January 10, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     January 14, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     January 15, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     January 24, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     February 2, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     September 21, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     October 8, 1885. Kane, John K. letter to Kane, Robert P.
     
     June 16, 1887. Bayard, Tryphena letter to Kane, Mabel Bayard
    Box   1 Folder   24
     Undated. Francis, Mrs. Thomas [Dorothy Willing] letter to Bayard, Anne Francis
     
     Undated. Kane, Elizabeth D. W. Fragment Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. August 9 Kane, Elizabeth F. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Mabel Bayard letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Robert P. ANS Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Robert P. ANS Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, Elizabeth
     
     Undated. October 15 Kane, Thomas L. letter to Kane, John K.
     
     Undated. Willis, Nathaniel letter to Kane, Thomas L.
     
    Transcripts [series]
    Box   1 Folder   25
    Transcripts of some Kane family papers
     
    Memoranda and Agreements [series]
    Box   1 Folder   26
     February 14, 1798. Kane, Elisha document with Phelps, Oliver
     
     March 1800. Kane, Elisha document with Phelps, Oliver
     
     July 26, 1800. Kane, Elisha document with Phelps, Oliver
     
     October 1, 1800. Kane, Elisha document with Phelps, Oliver
     
     October 1, 1800. Kane, Elisha list of bonds to Phelps, Oliver
     
     October 18, 1800. Kane, Elisha document with Phelps, Oliver
     
     June 27, 1801. Kane, Elisha bonds with Curtis, Edmond et al.
    Box   1 Folder   27
     October 16, 1804. Indenture between Kintzing, Abraham and Volmer, Fredrick
     
     October 16, 1804. Copy of above
     
     March 20, 1821. Accounts Kane, Elisha and Kane, John K.
     
     July 29, 1822. Kane, Elisha document with Mannory, Jonathan
     
     September 9, 1823. Kane, Elisha Indenture with Mannory, Jonathan
     
     September 15, 1823. Printed list of special jurors for Livingston v. Kane
     
     Undated. Kane, Elisha document with Kane, John K.
     
    Miscellaneous [series]
    Box   1 Folder   28
     May 12, 1849. poem A Goodbye to Noah’s ark”
     
     July 1858. Kane, Robert P. callings cards (2)
     
    Kane, John K. Vaccination: of the importance of general vaccination and the groundlessness of the prejudices against it. James Kirk & Sons, Printers. Dover, Delaware, 1883.
     
    Misc. paper
    Box   1 Folder   29
    Miscellaneous Envelopes
    Box   1 Folder   30
    Miscellaneous Envelopes
    Additional Descriptive Data
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