45 years ago today - Aug 5, 1975-Tuesday

[Leonard Arrington]

This morning after our executives meeting, Florence Jacobsen asked me to come to her office and she said that she and her husband would like to give $10,000 to the Mormon History Trust Fund with the understanding that we will prepare or direct the preparation of histories or biographies of Jedediah and Rachel Ivins Grant, the parents of Heber J. Grant; and also the three wives of Heber J. Grant. I told her that we would accept the money and work on these projects, all of which would need to be done as a part of our general preparation of doing a general biography or history of Heber J. Grant as president of the Church. Sister Jacobsen said she wished this matter of her donation to the Mormon History Trust Fund kept quiet; that is, she does not want this information to be told publicly. ...

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

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