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Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6), Page 262

Chapter 20—Writing, Publishing, and Speaking

Shortly after the long trip east that closed with her return to her Elmshaven home on September 9, 1909, Ellen White received from the Review and Herald Publishing Association the first copy of Testimonies for the Church, volume 9. From time to time over a four-year period some work had been done on its preparation.

On February 1, 1905, she had written to Dr. Kress, “Just now we are very busy. We are finishing up Ministry of Healing, which is now in the printers’ hands, and are making an effort to prepare matter for Testimony IX.”—Letter 73, 1905.

A few weeks later she wrote that she hoped the volume would soon be in circulation, and in the weeks that followed she was reading matter that was to go into “the next Testimony” (Letter 89, 1905). In October W. C. White expressed the hope that the book would come out in “three or four months” (29 WCW, p. 40). One of the secretaries, Maggie Hare, was collecting material for the opening section (Ibid., 402).

In March, 1906, W. C. White was looking forward to a meeting with Elders Daniells and Irwin regarding the contents of the Testimony volume (30 WCW, p. 22), and reported that “much of the copy has been prepared, but none of it has been sent to the printer” (Ibid., 98).

But as certain crisis matters pressed in, work on the Testimony volume was laid aside. Two years went by, and then in September and October, 1908, members of Ellen White's staff were back at the Testimony volume again. She wrote, “We have faithful workers in our office staff, and all of them are appreciated.... Clarence Crisler

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