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Volume 33:1 (1993)

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This issue of¬†BYU Studies¬†contains articles on a variety of topics. John Devitry-Smith tells the story of two Australian Mormon converts, Frederick Hurst and John de Baptiste, who chose different paths when they emigrated to Utah. Lavina Fielding Anderson collected sixteen accounts of a spiritual manifestation experienced by LDS President David O. McKay and four other men in 1921 in Pulehu, Hawaii. Harold Davis discusses how a prophecy by LDS President Joseph F. Smith relates to Laie, Hawaii, and to Iosepa, Utah. Sherilyn Cox Bennion analyzes women’s newspapers in Utah, both by LDS women and non-LDS women, that discuss home and family, woman suffrage, and polygamy. An 1814 document about Jesse Smith, Joseph Smith’s uncle, regarding the Presbyterian congregation to which he belonged, yields insights into the religious climate in the Smith family; commentary is given by John Welch. Richard Oman looks at the meaning behind nineteenth-century quilts made by Mormon women. A non-Mormon religion professor in Maine tells his impressions of Mormon missionaries: their commitment, innocence, and candor impress him and his students. The essay “Another Winter’s Tale” by Tessa Meyer Santiago tells of a season in Cape Town when people awake to cold and a hunger that cannot be assuaged by crusts and coffee.