Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6)


Delicate Issues at the Camp Meeting

Camp meeting was to be held in Colorado at Denver, August 17-27. Elder G. A. Irwin, General Conference vice-president, was still on the West Coast awaiting the arrival of his wife from Australia, where she had labored with her husband prior to his appointment as General Conference vice-president. While he waited, he spent a number of days at Elmshaven. He was to attend the Colorado meeting as a General Conference representative and was fully aware of the confused and critical situation in that State. He asked Ellen White to let him have copies of what she had written from time to time about Boulder Sanitarium. He would take with him what he could, and other documents would be mailed to him in Denver. 6BIO 38.4

Ellen White was to leave August 10 for the Los Angeles camp meeting. Before leaving, she was up much of two nights writing and getting testimonies ready for Colorado. She and her staff assembled the materials, and the secretaries copied five key documents, which, after a careful final reading by Ellen White, were hastened by mail to Elder Irwin (28 WCW, p. 263). 6BIO 38.5

In her communication dated August 10 she dealt again very plainly with the proposition to the Sanitarium, and with the competitive institution in Boulder. She then took up the proposal of the Canon City Sanitarium. These Elder Irwin received by mail in Denver and used effectively. 6BIO 39.1