115 years ago today - Mar 15, 1906

[John R. Winder to Heber J. Grant, Mar. 15, 1906] ... Your letter of the 21st of November last I suppose came duly to him [Joseph F. Smith], but was mislaid and only opened a few days ago. In it you state that a young woman of the London conference, who had returned from here on account of ill health after having received her endowments, was not likely to live long, and in the event of her death you desire to know what ought to be done about dressing her body in temple clothing, that is, whether she might order a temple suit from this city and keep it on hand to be used in case of her death, and whether or not her sister, who had not received her own endowments, might be allowed to be instructed how to cloth[e] the body. After conferring with Presidents [Joseph F.] Smith and [Anthon H.] Lund in regard to this matter, we concluded that it would not be a wise thing for this sister to keep on hand [her] suited temple clothing as she might not pass away, and in that event the clothing might be subjected to the view of people not entitled to look upon it; and for this reason we concluded to say to you that the services of the wife of the president of the mission might be utilized in making the suit and clothing the body.

[Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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