[Benjamin Cluff, BYA (BYU) President]
Last Friday [i.e., December 15, 1899] we held a special fast day in behalf of the school [i.e., Brigham Young Academy]. .... talked to them about a proposed scientific tour or expedition through Mexico, Cenetral America and South America [to search for Book of Mormon evidence]. They were much interested and wanted me to bring the matter up before Pres[iden]t. [Lorenzo] Snow.
[Benjamin Cluff Jr. Diary, December 17, 1899, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]