40 years ago today - Sep 4, 1979-Tuesday

[Leonard Arrington]
Received today from Alfred Knopf the signed contract for the Brigham Young biography and also a check for $5,000, representing advance royalties. I shall deposit $2,000 to the Mormon History Trust fund to support a program of research grants on Mormon history, and shall place the other $3,000 in my own savings account to take care of expenses paid out personally in connection with the writing of the biography. ...

[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]

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