Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)


Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)



Lt 1, 1903

White, W. C.; White, J. E.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

December 28, 1902

Portions of this letter are published in PM 313-314.

Dear Willie and Edson,—

I have been trying lately to write on the life of Solomon, and I have two manuscripts ready for the copying. 18LtMs, Lt 1, 1903, par. 1

I have read Edson’s little book The Story of Joseph, and I am certain that it is books of this kind that are needed in the Southern field. 18LtMs, Lt 1, 1903, par. 2

It is several years since light was given me in regard to the need of publishing small books containing Bible stories and others containing some part of the Bible printed as a whole. It pains me to see so many magazines in the homes of the people. Those who cultivate an appetite for such reading do themselves great harm. Can we not provide something better for them? 18LtMs, Lt 1, 1903, par. 3

The books of Daniel and the Revelation should be bound together and published. A few explanations of certain portions might be added, but I am not sure that these would be needed. 18LtMs, Lt 1, 1903, par. 4

This is the suggestion that I made to Elder Haskell, which resulted in the book that he published. The need is not filled by this book. It was my idea to have the two books bound together, Revelation following Daniel, as giving fuller light on the subjects dealt with in Daniel. The object is to bring these books together, showing that they both relate to the same subjects. 18LtMs, Lt 1, 1903, par. 5