Lorenzo Snow, Nov 27, 1900; Tuesday

-- Nov 27, 1900; Tuesday
It being Thanksgiving day on Thursday next, the meeting of the Presidency and Apostles was held today in the President's office commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. There were present: President Lorenzo Snow, President George Q. Cannon and Elders Francis M. Lyman, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ...

President Snow said that he wanted it distinctly understood that every president of a stake and bishop should express himself plainly that politics with him were a secondary consideration to his duty in the church, otherwise he should not be appointed to this position. ... (1)

-- Nov 28, 1900; Wednesday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [George Q.] Cannon were at the office today. A telegram was received announcing the death of President F[rancis]. A. Hammond yesterday.

President Cannon brought up the question of placing the biographies of the leaders of the Church in the History of The Church about to be published. He stated that some of the biographies were quite voluminous and thought it would be better

to make brief foot-note references about these men including date of birth, etc., up to the time they joined the Church, and then their history would be so interwoven with the history of the Church that no further reference save as it is in connection with the History would be necessary. President Snow approved of this plan thinking it was the best way to do.

Because of the failure of their crops on account of continued drouth the sum of $300 was appropriated to the Tropic Ward, Panguitch [Utah] Stake. (1)

-- Nov 30, 1900; Friday
Sisters Emeline B. Wells and Elmina S. Taylor called upon President [Lorenzo] Snow to get advice as to what architect they should employ in the erection of the new woman's building they are contemplating building. President Snow suggested Don Carlos Young.

At the solicitation of Dr. James E. Talmage, President Snow and Bishop [William B.] Preston visited the Deseret Museum. (1)

Attended interview with President [Lorenzo] Snow, and later a conference between the President, the Presiding Bishop of the Church [William B. Preston] on the one side, and the Governor of the State [Heber M. Wells], and members of the State Board of Land Commissioners on the other. The question under consideration was the disposition of the Deseret Museum now that the University of Utah has vacated the building previously occupied by the two institutions jointly. Today the control of the building passes from the control of the University authorities to that of the State officials. The result of the conference was that the State officers granted to the Museium the entire building together with the grounds and the other structures situated thereon, for a term of one year or until other quarters are provided for the Museum. It has been decided by President Snow that the Museum be permanently housed in the new building now in course of erection on the old "Council House" corner, now the property of the Deseret News. This promises the best accommodations within sight and will be of a great improvement as to location and space on the present quarters. (2)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - James E. Talmage, Diary

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