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March Newsletter | Quarterly Progress Summary

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Quarterly Progress Summary

On March 1st we published nearly a thousand pages and letters on wilfordwoodruffpapers.org, including:

Here's an excerpt from one document: June 16, 1877 ~ When Wilford Woodruff was serving as the President of the St. George Temple in 1877, he recorded that his son Brigham Young Woodruff drowned in Bear River. Reflecting on his son’s death President Woodruff wrote, “He had received his Endowments. I have felt calm, composed, and reconciled in this bereavement. I have thought that as I was doing so much for the dead here in the Temple in St George, that it might be necessary to have one of the family in the spirit world.” -- by Ellie Hancock, Editorial Assistant


"O Warren": When Wilford Woodruff Lost His Best Friend to Apostasy
Wilford Woodruff's YSA Years

By Jordan Woodruff Clements, Board Chair

Wilford Woodruff’s experiences, when contrasted with the experiences of his older brother Azmon, and his missionary companion Warren Parrish, provide an interesting case study for those seeking to understand what actions and attitudes will sustain the faith of a young adult or any new convert. . .


This Is The Place
Video by James Dalrymple

"This is an important day in the History of my life and the History of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. On this important day . . . we came in full view of the . . . land of promise held in reserve by the hand of GOD for a resting place for the Saints upon which a portion of the Zion of GOD will be built. . . . President Young expressed his full satisfaction . . .


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Celebration

March 1st marked the 215th birthday anniversary of Wilford Woodruff and the second anniversary of the Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation. The milestones were celebrated with a plaza party at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and a devotional presentation by historian and scholar Steven C. Harper to descendants of Wilford Woodruff.


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