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Volume 18:3 (Spring 1978)



This issue is devoted to understanding Brigham Young. A former Curator from the Church Historical Department shares her experiences restoring the Brigham Young Winter Home in St. George. Other scholars report their studies of Brigham’s religious background, family life, the gospel kingdom he built in the West, his friendship with Heber C. Kimball, his promotion of women’s rights, and his policies for relations between the Saints and the Indians native to the Great Basin area. Documents include a long epic poem commemorating Young’s death by George Francis Train, letters by Brigham Young and Willard Richards from their missions in England, a letter by William Clayton shortly after his arrival in Nauvoo, and a discussion of the papers of Brigham Young reposing in the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.