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Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858

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role Collector
dates 1795-1858
city Philadelphia
statePA
other citiesAlbany, NY; New Haven, CT;
gender M
historical notes John Kintzing Kane was a collector, lawyer, politician, jurist, an associate of Presidents Jackson and Polk, and served as the President of the American Philosophical Society (1856-1858).

Kane married Jane Duval Leiper in 1819, and had six children, of which two were famous in their own right; Elisha Kent Kane was a naval officer, physician and explorer, and Thomas L. Kane was an attorney, abolitionist and military officer who was influential in the western migration of the Latter-day Saint movement and served as a Union colonel and general of volunteers in the American Civil War.

Kane’s collection included a commissioned portrait by Thomas Sully.
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1840-1850
1850-1860
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Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Correspondence, 1850-1860. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Musical Fund Society Records, 1820-1994. see details...
Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Papers, 1827-1914. see details...
American Philosophical Society
Library
John Kintzing Kane Papers, [ca. 1800]-1892. see details...
American Philosophical Society
Library
John Kintzing Kane and Robert Patterson Kane Legal papers, 1824-1919 see details...
American Philosophical Society
Library
Elisha Kent Kane Papers, 1830s-1860s.
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Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
Papers of Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1806-1865 see details...
University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center
North Arcade, Franklin Field
Kane Family Papers, 1802-1911. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Letter, 1854. see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
John Kintzing Kane Papers, 1826-1860. see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Henry C. Dubois collection, 1776-1927. see details...