45 years ago today - Jan 12, 1979-Friday

[Leonard Arrington]
Charles Graves from [LDS] Public Communications came in to say that he understood that the [Jerald and Sandra] Tanners now have available for sale a reproduction of Joseph Smith's diary covering the years 1832-34. This is the diary which Dean Jessee has been preparing for publication for some time. ... We understand that an article is coming out in Utah Holiday which describes the Tanner publication, which will then result in a big sale of it. Once again, it is unfortunate that Dean Jessee has not been able to complete our volume for publication. We planned this as early as 1972 and hoped for sure to have it out by 1974; but for a variety of reasons it has been postponed and postponed and now we are reaping the consequences of that postponement.

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

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