In the writing of this book we have drawn, principally, from the following Sources:
1. Certain Millerite publications. These have been chiefly used in writing chapter 13, which gives the historical background of Seventh-day Adventism.
2. Certain current medical works. These have been drawn upon in the writing of the section: Were Mrs. White's Visions Due to Nervous Disorders?
3. The writings of the critics of Mrs. White, chiefly from two books by D. M. Canright. Other critics have largely borrowed from him. Their Writings consist of pamphlets, tracts, and articles, most of them short-lived, but soon reincarnated in some variant form and under some new name and title, and by a new publisher. Sometimes no name or publisher is given. Such secondary, ephemeral literature hardly rates bibliographical notice.
4. Other non-Seventh-day Adventist works in the fields of history, sociology, theology, literary practices, etc.
5. The writings of Ellen G. White. These consist of broadsides, pamphlets, books, periodical articles, manuscripts on various subjects, and personal letters. Almost all the manuscripts and letters are filed in the office of the Ellen G. White Publications.
6. The writings of other founders and spokesmen for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These consist of books, pamphlets, articles in Seventh-day Adventist papers, and letters. The early Seventh-day Adventist books, the files of old church publications, and the manuscript material are found chiefly in (1) the library of the Review and Herald Publishing Association, (2) the Archives of the Ellen G. White Publications, (3) the Advent Source Collection, in the library of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. All are located at Takoma Park, Washington, D.C.
For a rather complete bibliography of Millerite publications the reader is referred to the author's The Midnight Cry.
Note.The term bound book describes volumes bound in cloth, leather, etc., in contrast to those in paper covers.
Bloomer, D. C. Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer. Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1895. 387 pp.
The author was the husband of Amelia Bloomer. He presents the story of her activities in behalf of women's rights, including a reform dress, and quotes extensively from her writings.
Canright, D. M. The Bible From Heaven: A Summary of Plain Arguments for the Bible and Christianity. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1878. 304 pp.
An apologetic for the divine origin of the Scriptures. The author was a Seventh-day Adventist in 1878. This work is interesting primarily because it reveals an extreme case of nineteenth-century borrowing from earlier works without acknowledgment, taking extended portions, often without change of a word, from a book by a similar title written by Moses Hull in 1863.
. Seventh-day Adventism Renounced. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1889. 413 pp.
According to the author, a complete refutation of Seventh-day Adventist teachings. Chapter 2, An Experience of Twenty-Eight Years in Adventism, is a brief autobiographical sketch. Only one chapter, Mrs. White and Her Revelations, pages 129-165, is devoted to a discussion of Mrs. White. An edition before us carries a Preface to Fourteenth Edition, dated 1914; however, in a preliminary chapter, My Present Standing, the author gives 1915 as date of writing that chapter. In the preface he notes the fact that since he wrote his book in 1889, which gave the then-current paging of Adventist works quoted, such works have, in many instances, been reprinted and repaged. He explains that he has not revised the page references because his book is in plates. Thus the various editions through the years should more properly be described as printings. However, a comparison of editions reveals that a few changes have been made, chiefly in the preface and introductory matter.
. Life of Mrs. E. G. White. Cincinnati: The Standard Publishing Company, 1919. 291 pp.
The scope of the book is summarized in the subtitle: Her False Claims Refuted. Her life and teachings are considered at length. This most complete of all works against Mrs. White sets out in formal fashion to examine the whole sweep of her teachings. It owes much of its plausibility to the fact that the author can repeatedly remind the reader that he was for years an Adventist minister, a friend of Mrs. White's. Added plausibility resides in the facts that he frequently, quotes, though with studied brevity, from Adventist worksand that most of his readers never have opportunity, or inclination, to examine the quotations in the original context.
The Chronicles of America Series. Allen Johnson, editor. New Haven: Yale University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press [etc., etc.], 1918-21. 50 vols.
Brief surveys, by various authors, of important phases of American history.
Clarke, Adam. The Holy Bible, With a Commentary and Critical Notes. New York: Lane & Scott, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1850-51. 6 vols.
This is the well-known work that generally is known simply as Clarke's Commentary.
Cobbin, Ingram. The Condensed Commentary and Family Exposition of the Holy Bible. London: William Tegg, 1863. 1396 pp.
The text of the Authorized Version with commentary and marginal notes in one volume.
Conybeare, William J., and Howson, John S. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851-52. 2 vols.
Written to give a living picture of St. Paul himself, and of the circumstances by which he was surroundedsocial, religious, political, geographical. It contains the complete Epistles in modern English. Conybeare did all the translating, including any speeches of Paul in the narrative, and wrote nine of the chapters (see enumeration in the introduction).
There was a revised and corrected edition in 1856; a third, the People's Edition, was edited by Howson, after Conybeare's death, with notes abridged and foreign references translated.
In America the work was published by Scribner's in 1854 and repeatedly thereafter from the same plates, apparently, in numerous printings numbered as editions. In 1869 a number of American publishers began to issue one-volume reprints of the People's Edition for sale by canvassers, several houses using the same plates. The book was later reprinted by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., in a smaller volume without footnotes, under the title The Life and Epistles of the Apostle Paul, printings undated.
Corpus Juris Secundum. Edited by William Mack and others. Brooklyn, N.Y.: The American Law Book Co., 1936- . In progress.
The nature and scope of the work is indicated in the subtitle: as a complete restatement of the entire American law as developed by all reported cases. The latest volume (1950) is 67, Numbers through Parties. It is an authoritative legal reference work.
Dunning, William Archibald. Reconstruction, Political and Economic, 1865-1877. (The American Nation: A History, Albert Bushnell Hart, editor, vol. 22.) New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933. 378 pp.
As is evident from the full title, this work, which is one volume of an extended series, deals with the years immediately following the Civil War in the United States.
Edwards, William A. Plagiarism; An Essay on Good and Bad Borrowing. Cambridge [Eng.]: Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press, 1933. 120 pp.
The Le Bas prize essay for 1932. A study of various kinds and examples of artistic borrowing.
Farrar, F. W. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, With Notes and Introduction. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1896. 196 pp. (In The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges, old edition, edited by J. J. S. Perowne.)
This comprises the text and commentary.
. The Life and Work of St. Paul. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1879. 2 vols.
A study of Paul's life and writings, with chief emphasis on his teachings, and on the occasion and the theology of his epistles.
Fleming, Walter Lynwood. The Sequel of Appomattox. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919. 322 pp. (In The Chronicles of America Series, Allen Johnson, editor.)
The subtitle reads: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States. A brief, readable description of conditions in the South in the years immediately following the Civil War.
Hammerton, Sir John, and Barnes, Harry Elmer, editors. The Illustrated World History. New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., 1935. 1144 pp.
A history of the world from the earliest dawn to the days of the great depression and the rise of dictatorships following World War I.
Harman, Ellen Beard. Dress Reform: Its Physiological and Moral Bearings. New York: Davies & Kent, Printers, 1862. 33 pp.
A Lecture Delivered at the Hall of the Young Men's Christian Association, Washington City, February 10, 1862, vigorously scoring current women's fashions.
Jackson, James C. Flesh as Food for Man, How to Live, No. 1, pp. 18-31.
An extract from a tract by the same title, reprinted in How to Live, which see.
. How to Treat the Sick Without Medicine. Dansville, N.Y.: Austin, Jackson & Co., 1868. 537 pp.
Title page states that he is Physician-in-Chief of Our Home on the Hill-Side, Dansville, Livingston Co., N.Y. In the mid-nineteenth century his book was prominent among writings that promoted drugless therapeutic procedures.
Jamieson, Robert, Fausset, A. R., and Brown, David. A Commentary, Critical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testaments. Hartford: The S. S. Scranton Company. 2 vols.
This American edition of the English work carries no date of publication.
Kenyon, Sir Frederic. Our Bible and the Ancient Manuscripts. 4th ed. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. 266 pp.
A discussion, for the non-specialist reader, of the ancient backgrounds, texts, and versions of the Bible, and of the various forms of the English Bible, in a modern edition revised by its author.
Lange, John Peter, editor. A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1868-79. 24 vols.
The general title page states: Translated from the German, and edited, with additions, by Philip Schaff and others. The portion on Timothy is by J. J. van Oosterzee, translated, with additions, by E. A. Washburn and E. Harwood.
McClellan, Elisabeth. Historic Dress in America, 1800-1870. Philadelphia: G. W. Jacobs & Co., . 458 pp.
Contains illustrations in pen and ink and half tone, and reproductions from photographs of rare portraits, original garments, etc.
Merritt, M. Angeline. Dress Reform Practically and Physiologically Considered. Buffalo: Printed by Jewett, Thomas and Co., 1852. 171 pp.
Subtitle reads: With Plates, Illustrations, Opinions of the Press and the Private Testimony of Various Prominent Individuals. Though its pages are few, and its page size small, it stands out as one of the first of such works.
Miller, William. Wm. Miller's Apology and Defence. Boston: J. V. Himes, 1845. 36 pp.
Miller recounts his experience in coming to his conclusions on prophecy and in preaching them. A formal statement.
Monaghan, Frank. Heritage of Freedom. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1947. 150 pp.
Subtitle reveals scope: The History & Significance of the Basic Documents of American Liberty. A book presenting and explaining the documents on the Freedom Train. It contains many photographic reproductions of historic documents.
Paull, H. M. Literary Ethics. London: T. Butterworth, Limited, 1928. 358 pp.
Preface states: Confined almost entirely to English literature.
The Pulpit Commentary. Edited by H. D. M. Spence, and Joseph S. Exell. New edition. London and New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, [n.d.]. 52 vols.
This undated edition of the English work carries the statement: This Book Is Manufactured Under Wartime Conditions, etc., thus revealing that it was published sometime during the paper regulation period of the Second World War.
Salzman, Maurice. Plagiarism, the Art of Stealing Literary Material. Los Angeles: Parker, Stone & Baird Co., 1931. 268 pp.
Written by a lawyer, with chief emphasis on cases involving plagiarism.
Stephenson, Nathaniel W. The Day of the Confederacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919. 214 pp. (In The Chronicles of America Series, Allen Johnson, editor.)
The subtitle reads: A Chronicle of the Embattled South. A brief, readable portrayal of conditions in the South from the time of the secession movement to Appomattox.
Theory and Practice in Historical Study: A Report of the Committee on Historiography. New York: Social Science Research Council, 1946. Bulletin 54. 177 pp.
The introductory page states: The Social Science Research Council was organized in 1923 and formally incorporated in 1924. Its members are chosen from seven associated professional societies in the social sciences and from related disciplines. It is the purpose of the Council to plan and promote research in the social fields. One of the Associated Organizations listed below the statement is the American Historical Association. Different chapters are written by different historians. It thoroughly exposes the fallacy that history can rather easily be written from an assortment of undebatable, objective facts, and discusses subjective prejudices of various writers.
United States Statutes at Large.
The permanent record of the acts of the United States Congress, beginning with the first session, and still in progress. It includes laws, resolutions, proclamations, treaties, etc. Vols. 1-8 are a compilation (1789-1845); thereafter each volume contains the various kinds of enactments for the years covered by the volume.
Wesley, John. Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament. 4th American ed. New York: J. Soule and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, 1818. 768 pp.
The Advent Herald.
Beginning with February, 1844, this was the name of the Boston journal formerly known as Signs of the Times, one of the principal and official organs of the Millerites, under the control of Himes. It continued for some years after 1844 as a chief organ of the central body of first-day Adventists.
Canright, D. M. Seventh-day Adventism Renounced, The Michigan Christian Advocate, July 16-Oct. 15, 1887 (vol. 13, nos. 30, 32-36, 38-43), p. 2 in each issue.
The basis for his book of the same title published in 1889.
Crosier, O. R. L. The Law of Moses, The Day-Star, Extra, Feb. 7, 1846 (vol. 9), pp. 1-8.
This article constitutes the entire issue with the exception of about a column and a half. The Day-Star was a Millerite paper published in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a few years.
Editorial, Fashion as a Dress Reformer, The Independent, Oct. 23, 1913 (vol. 76, no. 3386), pp. 151, 152.
Royden, A. Maude. The Destructive Younger Generation, Ladies' Home Journal, March, 1924 (vol. 41, no. 3), p. 31.
Soehren, Irene E. Coronary Thrombosis Not a Death Sentence, Hygeia, March, 1948 (vol. 26, no. 3), pp. 182, 183, 214, 215.
Hygeia (now Today's Health) is one of the publications of the American Medical Association.
The Battle Creek Daily Journal, May 27, 1907.
The Battle Creek Moon, April 29, 1907.
The [Detroit] Echo, Aug. 10, 1881.
The Lansing Republican, Aug. 9, 1881.
The Times (London), Jan. 20, July 4, 1863.
Medical Literature Consulted in the Preparation of Chapter 4
[In harmony with the usual style in bibliographies, the medical and other learned degrees of the authors are not listed.]
Brain, W. Russell. Diseases of the Nervous System. 3d ed. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1947. 987 pp.
Brawner, James N. The Mind and Its Disorders. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Publishing Co., 1942. 228 pp.
Cecil, Russell L., editor. A Textbook of Medicine by American Authors. 5th ed., rev. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1940. 1744 pp.
Cobb, Stanley. Foundations of Neuropsychiatry. 2d ed., rev. and enlarged. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co., 1941. 231 pp. [Formerly known as A Preface to Nervous Disease.]
Ewen, John H. Mental Health. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1947. 270 pp.
Grinker, Roy R., and Bucy, Paul C. Neurology. 4th ed., completely rev. Springfield, Ill.: C. C. Thomas, 1949. 1138 pp.
Muncie, Wendell. Psychobiology and Psychiatry. 2d ed. St. Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1948. 620 pp.
Nielsen, J. M. A Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 1st ed. New York, London: P. B. Hoeber, Inc., 1941. 672 pp.
Noyes, Arthur Percy. Modern Clinical Psychiatry. 3d ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. 525 pp.
, and Hayden, Edith M. A Textbook of Psychiatry. 3d ed. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1940. 315 pp.
Richards, Thomas William. Modern Clinical Psychology. 1st ed. New York, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1946. 331 pp.
Strecker, Edward A., and others. Practical Clinical Psychiatry. 6th ed. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Co., 1947. 476 pp.
Tredgold, Alfred Frank. Manual of Psychological Medicine. London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1943. 298 pp.
Wechsler, Israel S. A Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 5th ed., rev. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1943. 840 pp.
Yater, Wallace Mason. The Fundamentals of Internal Medicine, 2d ed. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1944. 1204 pp.
Lennox, William G. Psychiatry, Psychology and Seizures, The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, July, 1949 (vol. 19, no. 3), pp. 432-446.
(Except Works by Mrs. E. G. White)
Listed here are all the publications by Seventh-day Adventistsother than Mrs. Whiteup to 1851. Included is the T. M. Preble tract. Preble was, for a few years 1844 to 1847a Sabbathkeeping Adventist. Works issued after 1851 are listed here only if they are cited in this present book or if some portion of them is from the pen of Mrs. E. G. White.
The first publishing plant of the Seventh-day Adventists, formerly located in Battle Creek, and known under various names, eventually became known as the Review and Herald Publishing Association, now located in Washington, D.C. Books published by it while in Battle Creek bear various imprints, as (Steam Press of the) Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, Review and Herald Office, etc.
The second publishing house, established at Oakland, California, as the Pacific Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, later took its present name Pacific Press, and afterward moved to Mountain View, California.
Andrews, John N. The Three Messages of Revelation XIV, 6-12. Particularly the Third Angel's Message, and Two-Horned Beast. Battle Creek: Review and Herald Office, 1860. 135 pp.
This paper-covered volume gives one of the earliest extended treatments, in pamphlet form, of the three angels' messages and the second beast of Revelation 13.
An Appeal to Mothers. See White, Ellen G. and others, in this same section of the Bibliography.
An Appeal to the Youth. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 95 pp.
The occasion for the book was the death of Mrs. White's son, Henry, Dec. 8, 1863, at age of 16, buried in Battle Creek, Mich., Dec. 21. The first part is the funeral address by Uriah Smith; the second, a Brief Narrative of the Life, Experience, and Last Sickness of Henry N. White, by Adelia P. Patten. Pages 40-80 are His Mother's Letters, letters she had written to her three sons, Henry, Edson, and Willie, between Dec. 24, 1857 and Oct. 23, 1863. Pages 81-95 are Words of Sympathy from leading workers.
Bates, Joseph. The Opening Heavens. New-Bedford: Press of Benjamin Lindsey, 1846. 39 pp.
The author gives, in his preface, two prime reasons for writing: first, to present the truth of God; second, to correct the spiritualizing view that the Second Advent of Christ is only the spiritual coming of Christ into hearts of those converted. The preface is dated Fairhaven, May 8, 1846. A bracketed note below the preface reads: The copy right is secured with Him that sits upon the Throne in the coming Heavenly Sanctuary. The grant to use it is unlimited. Those only are punished that abuse the right. The contents of the pamphlet are indicated by the subtitle: A Connected View of the Testimony of the Prophets and Apostles, Concerning the Opening Heavens, Compared with Astronomical Observations, and of the Present and Future Location of the New Jerusalem, the Paradise of God. By opening heavens Bates refers to the nebula in Orion then recently brought under study through a monster telescope. He writes chiefly of the literal Second Advent and a literal sanctuary in heaven.
. The Seventh Day Sabbath, A Perpetual Sign, From the Beginning, to the Entering Into the Gates of the Holy City, According to the Commandment. New-Bedford: Benjamin Lindsey, 1846. 48 pp.
Preface dated Fairhaven, August 1846. The author discusses the main points of the Sabbath doctrine. He states that sixteen months ago he read an article by T. M. Preble and was persuaded that the seventh day was the Sabbath, but contrary views did, after a little, shake my position some. But now, he says, he is firmly and forever established.
A second edition revised and enlarged (63 pp.) was printed in 1847, with the preface dated Fairhaven, Jan. 1847. The most striking addition is a section setting forth, for the first time in Seventh-day Adventist literature, the view that the mark of the beast is the false Sabbath, Sunday. See pages 58, 59.
. Second Advent Way Marks and High Heaps. New-Bedford: Benjamin Lindsey, 1847. 80 pp.
The scope of the pamphlet suggested by the subtitle: A Connected View, of the Fulfilment of Prophecy, by God's Peculiar People, From the year 1840 to 1847. The title is borrowed, in part, from Jer. 31:21. Bates tersely discusses ten way marks in connection with the experience of the Advent believers during the preceding seven years. The discussion is a blend of prophetic and historical; some important early historical facts can be gleaned from it.
. A Seal of the Living God. New Bedford: Benjamin Lindsey, 1849. 72 pp.
Preface dated Fairhaven, Mass., Jan. 1849. The subtitle reads: A Hundred Forty-four Thousand, of the Servants of God Being Sealed, In 1849. It is rather diffuse and includes speculations as to certain nations that Bates thought would fulfill certain prophecies. He discusses also Mrs. White's visions, including
sentences she spoke while in vision at Dorchester, Mass., November, 1848. It is the earliest systematic endeavor by a Seventh-day Adventist writer to expound the meaning of the apocalyptic 144,000.
. An Explanation of the Typical and Anti-Typical Sanctuary, by the Scriptures. With a Chart. New Bedford: Benjamin Lindsey, 1850. 16 pp.
Brief treatment of the sanctuary doctrine. Bates states that when Christ entered the most holy place to perform His ministry there, the door was shut. He explains that the coming of the Bridegroom, which the Millerites had interpreted as Christ's coming to earth, was Christ's coming before the Father, in fulfillment of Dan. 7:9, 10, 13. By faulty analogy he reasoned: The seven spots of blood on the Golden Altar and before the Mercy Seat, I fully believe represents the duration of the judicial proceedings on the living saints in the Most Holy, even seven years.Page 10. Thus he fell into a time-setting error, that fixed Christ's return as the autumn of 1851.
. The Early Life and Later Experience and Labors of Elder Joseph Bates. Edited by James White. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1878. 320 pp.
The editor's preface states: The body of this work is a reprint of the Autobiography of Elder Joseph Bates. The author's preface gives 1868 as the date of writing. The editor states that he has written simply the introduction and closing remarks. These, though brief, throw some light on the character of Bates.
Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1886. 294 pp. (Printed in double columns.)
A compilation consisting of the history of the birth and growth of Seventhday Adventist missions in certain lands, written by different church leaders; of reports of missionary councils; and of certain addresses and notes of travel by Mrs. E. G. White. See, under the section on her works, Practical Addresses, etc. (1886).
How to Live. Edited by James White. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1865. 6 pamphlets.
A series of six pamphlets on general subject of health, each separately identified by a subtitle, Number One, Number Two, etc.; 64 pages each, except No. 5, which is 80 pages. Each number contains contributions by various writers who stress the importance of right habits of living, proper food, etc., as vital to good health. In each number is an article by Mrs. White, carrying the general title, Disease and Its Causes, and progressively subtitled Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc. These contributions total 75 pages of the 400 pages.
Hull, Moses. The Bible From Heaven: or, A Dissertation on the Evidences of Christianity. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1863. 182 pp.
An apologetic for the Bible and Christianity. From this work Canright drew heavily in writing his book by a similar name in 1878.
Loughborough, J. N. Rise and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists. Battle Creek: General Conference Association of the Seventh-day Adventists, 1892. 392 pp.
A brief history of Seventh-day Adventists, With discussion of the Millerite Movement in early chapters. The preface, dated April 14, 1892, states: Since November, 1853, I have kept a diary of daily occurrences. The narrative from that date is from the record of this diary.
. The Great Second Advent Movement. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Assn., [n. d.]. 480 pp.
A rewrite and enlargement of his Rise and Progress. The preface is dated May 1, 1905. The copyright was secured in 1905 by Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, and transferred in 1909 to Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Nichol, Francis D. The Midnight Cry. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1944. 560 pp.
Documented work on Advent Awakening in America in 1840's, known generally as Millerism. The subtitle of second printing (Jan. 1945) reads: A defense of the character and conduct of William Miller and the Millerites, who mistakenly believed that the second coming of Christ would take place in the year 1844. It contains a rather complete bibliography of Millerite publications.
. Reasons for Our Faith. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Assn., 1947. 444 pp.
A discussion of certain historical and doctrinal aspects of Seventh-day Adventist belief, particularly in relation to erroneous conceptions of these beliefs that have been entertained by some non-Adventists.
Preble, T. M. Tract, Showing That the Seventh Day Should Be Observed as the Sabbath, Instead of the First Day; According to the Commandment. Nashua [N. H.]: Printed by Murray & Kimball, 1845. 12 pp.
Content of tract rather fully stated in lengthy title. The prefatory note reads: The substance of the following pages, was first published in The Hope of Israel, Feb. 28, 1845. The author explains that he considers the subject so important that he deems it a duty to publish it in the present form, with an enlargement, that it may have as wide a circulation as possible. This explanatory note is dated March, 1845. Joseph Bates read this presentation and was persuaded of the Sabbath truth. Preble, however, soon abandoned the doctrine.
Reavis, D. W. I Remember. Washington: Review and Herald Pub. Assn., . 143 pp.
D. W. Reavis was for many years intimately associated with the work of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination; he was actively connected with the Review and Herald publishing house until almost the close of his life.
Seventh-day Adventist Year Book for 1894. Battle Creek: General Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists, .
A directory of the General Conference and of various conferences, missions, and institutions.
Smith, Uriah. The Visions of Mrs. E. G. White. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1868. 144 pp.
Brief answers to 52 objections to the visions and teachings of Mrs. White. A number of these objections no longer have vogue. Others have been revamped and restated by opponents in later years. It is paper-covered, and the page size is small. The reader could wish only that the author had written more comprehensively on many objections. It is largely a reprint of material published shortly before in the Review and Herald.
A Solemn Appeal. See White, James, editor.
White, Ellen G. and James. Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene. Battle Creek: Good Health Publishing Company, 1890. 268 pp.
Division into two parts is indicated on title page, with display line Christian Temperance, and below it, by Mrs. E. G. White; then the display line, Bible Hygiene, and below it, by Eld. James White. To page 162 constitutes Christian Temperance. The preface is by Dr. J. H. Kellogg, who speaks at length of Mrs. White's remarkable insight into the subject of healthful living. The portion of book by James White was compiled from his writings.
, and others. An Appeal to Mothers. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 63 pages.
First 34 pages written by Mrs. White on subject of moral purity, particularly as relating to children and youth. Pages 35-63 consist of statements by men of high standing and authority in the medical world, corroborative of the views presented in the preceding pages.Page 34.
White, James. Life Incidents, in Connection With the Great Advent Movement, as Illustrated by the Three Angels of Revelation XIV. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1868. 373 pp.
Largely a reprint from a series of articles for the Review and Herald regarding important incidents in connection with the rise of the Advent movement. It is semiautobiographical.
. Life Sketches. Ancestry, Early Life, Christian Experience, and Extensive Labors, of Elder James White, and His Wife, Mrs. Ellen G. White. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1880. 416 pp.
James White weaves in a portion of Mrs. White's life history in her own words, by an extended quotation from her (pp. 131-324), followed immediately by James White's words: The volume from which the foregoing is taken was written by Mrs. White in 1860. He refers to Spiritual Gifts, volume 2. The second major quotation from her (pp. 362-365) was taken from the section Our Publications, in Testimony No. 29.
Pages 9-125 contain essentially the same material as that found on pages 2-120, 168-184, 191-209 of James White's Life Incidents (published in 1868). The last part of the book deals largely with the history and growth of the denomination.
An 1888 edition by the same publisher contains 453 pages. The first nine chapters (through page 327) follow the lives of James and Ellen White as they are given in the 1880 edition. Chapter 10 is an account of travel quoted from Mrs. White, and a story of the death of Henry N. White written by Adelia P. Patten. The remainder of the book (chapters 11-16), prepared by an unidentified author, sketches further development of denominational work and describes further experiences of James White, including his last illness and death.
, editor. A Solemn Appeal. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1870. 272 pp.
The nature of the book is revealed by the full title: A Solemn Appeal Relative to Solitary Vice, and the Abuses and Excesses of the Marriage Relation. Certain chapters were written by Mrs. White. See, under the section on her works, Appeal to Mothers, etc. (1870).
, editor. A Word to the Little Flock. Gorham, Me.: James White, 1847. 24 pp.
First publication to present collective viewpoint on the part of those who constituted nucleus of slowly developing group that later became Seventh-day Adventist denomination. The work is primarily a James White production. His contributions fill about 15 pages; Mrs. White's, about 8; and Bates's, one. The material had been written for the Millerite paper the Day-Dawn, but it ceased publication suddenly. James White's introductory note is dated Brunswick, Maine, May 30, 1847. On page 24 is: This Pamphlet could be had by application, post paid, which we understand to mean free, as much of the early literature of the Adventists was thus distributed. He gives his post office address as Gorham, Me. A facsimile edition, plus title page, page of introduction, and six pages of appendix, was published in 1944 by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C. For further comment on authorship, see pages 274, 275 of the present work.
, editor. See also How to Live.
White, W. C., Robinson, D. E., and White, A. L. The Ellen G. White Books. 5th ed. Takoma Park, D.C.: The Trustees of the Ellen G. White Publications, 1950. 15 pp.
The story of the writing and publication of the Conflict of the Ages Series and the Testimonies for the Church. It is one of five brochures reprinted from The Ministry, issued by the Trustees. The others, all by Arthur
L. white, are: Ellen G. WhiteThe Human-Interest Story; The Prophetic Gift in Action; Prophetic Guidance in Early Days; The Custody and Use of the Ellen G. White Writings.
(In Chronological Order)
The Present Truth.
First periodical published by Seventh-day Adventists. The first volume, of eleven eight-page numbers, was published between July, 1849, and November, 1850. Dates and places of publication are as follows:
No. 1, Middletown, Conn., July, 1849
No. 2, Middletown, Conn., August, 1849
No. 3, Middletown, Conn., August, 1849
No. 4, Middletown, Conn., September, 1849
No. 5, Oswego, N. Y., December, 1849
No. 6, Oswego, N. Y., December, 1849
No. 7, Oswego, N. Y., March, 1850
No. 8, Oswego, N. Y., March, 1850
No. 9, Oswego, N. Y., April, 1850
No. 10, Oswego, N. Y., May, 1850,
No. 11, Paris, Me., November, 1850.
It is devoted largely to an exposition and a defense of the Sabbath. Its notes and news items have value to the historian. Republished in photographic facsimile, with The Advent Review, by the Review and Herald, Washington, D.C., in a bound book entitled Facsimile Reproductions of the Present Truth and the Advent Review (1946), prefaced with a four-page statement entitled Historical Setting of These Documents.
The Advent Review.
Not to be confused with The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. The title, The Advent Review, describes:
(1) a publication consisting of five numbers: Vol. 1, Nos. 1, 2, August, 1850; Nos. 3, 4, September, 1850; No. 5, November, 1850. The first four (16 pages each) were published in Auburn, New York, the fifth (8 pages), was published in Paris, Maine. The purpose of the publication, as set forth in No. 1, was to cheer and refresh the true believer, by showing the fulfilment of Prophecy in the past wonderful work of God, in calling out, and separating from the world and nominal church, a people who are looking for the second advent of the dear Saviour. Many extracts from Millerite leaders were printed, partly to prove to other Millerites that this Sabbathkeeping group were the ones truly keeping the original faith. The following are listed as Publishing Committee: Hiram Edson, David Arnold, Geo. W. Holt, Samuel W. Rhodes, and James White.
(2) a 16-page Extra, carrying the same main head, The Advent Review, consisting of one article by Hiram Edson. The only date line, Port Gibson, N. Y. Sept. 1850, is at the close, accompanying the author's name. The subject largely consists of questions in controversy between first-day and Sabbathkeeping Adventists.
(3) a 48-page reprint of leading articles that had appeared in the first four numbers of the Advent Review. The same Publishing Committee that sponsored Nos. 1 to 5 sponsored this. The only date given is 1850 on the cover page.
See under The Present Truth regarding facsimile reproduction.
The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. General church paper of Seventh-day
Adventists. Vol. 1, No. 1, carries the date line Paris, Me., November, 1850. The first title was Second Advent Review, and Sabbath Herald, but beginning
with volume 2, August 5, 1851, the opening word Second was dropped off. It is rather generally called, simply, Review and Herald. It was first published monthly, then semi-monthly, with some irregularity, and later weekly. The first issue contained this editorial note: The Review and Herald is designed to be strictly confined to those important truths that belong to the present time. We hope to be able to send you this enlarged size of the paper quite often, containing a simple and clear exposition of those great and sanctifying truths embraced in the message of the third angel, viz: the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Page 7. This enlarged size of the paper, refers certainly to Present Truth, and probably was intended to include also the Advent Review.
The Health Reformer.
First health periodical published by Seventh-day Adventists. Vol. 1, No. 1 was dated Battle Creek, Mich., August, 1866. It was a monthly. Early volumes carried the display line: Published monthly at the Western Health-Reform Institute. This was the original name of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. With Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan., 1879, the name was changed to Good Health. The explanation was: People are afraid of reforms. They are willing to be improved, to be educated, to have errors pointed out and new truths brought to their notice; but to be reformed, they are not so desirous.Health Reformer, December, 1878, p. 380.
The Signs of the Times.
A weekly doctrinal, evangelizing journal founded by James White at Oakland, California, in 1874. After the first few issues he turned it over to the California Conference, and the next year the publishing house was established as the Pacific Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association (now the Pacific Press Publishing Association), which has issued the Signs ever since.
General Conference Daily Bulletin.
A special paper published, generally daily, during a session of the General Conference, giving proceedings, addresses, etc. Sometimes the word Daily is not used in the title. Issued first in 1887.
Nichols, Otis. A Pictorial Illustration of the Visions of Daniel & John and Their Chronology. Dorchester, Mass.: O. Nichols, . (30 × 43½ in.)
Archives of the Ellen G. White Publications, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Takoma Park, Washington, D.C.
This manuscript collection, coming from the E. G. White Estate, includes three groups:
1. The Ellen G. White Manuscript File, comprising (a) letters, and (b) other manuscripts, written by Ellen G. White, which are designated serially by letter numbers or manuscript numbers, as the case may be, under each year.
2. The Document File: miscellaneous historical documents, compilations, and reference material, listed under Document File numbers.
3. The Miscellaneous Correspondence File: letters received by Mrs. White and letters to and from members of her Office staff.
Edson, Hiram. Fragment of an undated manuscript on his life and experience, in the Advent Source Collection, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
This portion of his manuscript deals with his experience following the disappointment of October 22, 1844, and his new view of the sanctuary.
Miller, William. Letter to I. O. Orr, Dec. 13, 1844, in the Adventual Collection, Aurora College, Aurora, Ill.
(In Chronological Order)
Mrs. White's writings, including compilations and posthumous works, present a certain problem to the bibliographer. It is not difficult to present an annotated list of all her major writings, even though some of these were published as pamphlets. And that has been done here. But, as might be expected, through the long years a considerable number of E. G. White leaflets and pamphlets have been published. For example, a sermon she preached at some place or an address at an institution might be published as a leaflet and given a limited circulation in a local area. Again, a letter that she wrote to a church might likewise be published and briefly circulated in an area, or the circulation might be widespread, if the matters discussed were of general significance. Almost invariably the material in such special leaflets was ultimately incorporated either in part or in whole in one or another of Mrs. White's hooks, which, in most instances, are still currently published. Again, some special situation or denominational need might prompt the publication of a few selections from her works on a particular subject, for example, on education or on medical work.
These leaflets and pamphlets, with the exception of a few in the early years, are not in the main stream of Mrs. White's writings, but rather are rivulets flowing either into or out from the main stream. To list all these would only needlessly lengthen a bibliography of her writings, and would discuss many small publications that are no longer available in any library for study. The mortality rate of leaflets, whether secular or religious, is always appalling. They seem to disappear, like man, who, with the grass, today is and tomorrow is cast into the oven. And the place thereof knows them no more. Only in the office of the Ellen G. White Publications is there a complete list of these peripheral publications.
The technical reader of a bibliography of Mrs. White's writings will need to keep in mind another fact. The publisher listed is the one first publishing the work. By a special arrangement among the Seventh-day Adventist publishing houses in North America, certain books published by one house may later be published by the others, each publishing house giving only its own name on the title page, or in a few instances, the names of the other houses in small type below. In the case of certain of Mrs. White's major works, there is a subscription edition and a trade edition. The first is on heavier paper and well illustrated, the second is on thin paper and generally not illustrated. The text is the same in both editions, but in some instances the pagination is different.
With the foregoing exceptions noted, the following list may he described as a complete bibliography of Mrs. White's works from her first printed article in 1846, until the latest compilation work in 1950.
Mrs. White's works carry her name variously as Ellen G. White, E. G. White, and Mrs. E. G. White, except her initial writings, which are under her maiden name, Ellen G. Harmon.
Bibliographical data are based on the oldest edition available. If the edition is not the first, a bracketed note gives date of first edition as ascertained by the office of the Ellen G. White Publications.
Many of Mrs. White's works have gone through various printings and editions. No attempt has been made to list these except in those instances where a significant change in form or content is involved.
Letter From Sister Harmon, The Day-Star, Jan. 24, 1846 (vol. 9, nos. 7, 8), pp. 31, 32.
This letter, dated Portland, Me., Dec. 20, 1845, presents Mrs. White's first vision. This is the first time she appears in print.
Letter From Sister Harmon, The Day-Star, March 14, 1846 (vol. 10, no. 2), p. 7.
This letter, dated Falmouth Mass., Feb. 15, 1846, presents further visions, and is Mrs. White's second appearance in print.
The term broadside describes a work printed on one side of one sheet. The first of Mrs. White's three broadsides, dated April 6, 1846, was printed before her marriage, and thus carries her maiden name, Ellen G. Harmon.
To the Little Remnant Scattered Abroad. Portland, [Maine], April 6, 1846. (12 × 16 in.)
Other than the date line below signature at bottom of page, there is nothing to identify the source of this document. The first 76 per cent of the matter is material now appearing in Early Writings, pages 13-20. The next 17 per cent is matter now appearing in Early Writings, pages 54-56, as the section entitled End of the 2300 Days. The remaining 7 per cent is a vision on the time of Jacob's trouble; it has not been reprinted. Rare.
A Vision. New-Bedford [Mass.]: Benjamin Lindsey, April 7, 1847. (8½ × 13 in.)
Under the head is a line, in the format of a periodical, displayed from left to right thus: Vol. 1. Topsham (Me.) April 7, 1847. No. 1. There is nothing in available sources to suggest that more than one number was published. Approximately 70 per cent of the matter is a vision now currently printed in Early Writings, pages 32-35. The remaining 30 per cent is a comment by Joseph Bates, who describes himself, in closing, as the editor, in which he gives certain reasons that have persuaded him that Mrs. White manifests the true gift of the Spirit of prophecy. Rare.
To Those Who Are Receiving the Seal of the Living God. Topsham, [Maine], Jan. 31, 1849. (11 × 16 in.)
Other than the date line below the signature at the bottom of the page, there is nothing to identify the source of this broadside. Under the title, in display lines across the page, appear the words of Acts 2:16-18. There are four separate items, divided typographically. The first 37 per cent of the matter now constitutes pages 36-38 of Early Writings; the next 8 per cent constitutes page 41 of Early Writings; the next 25 per cent constitutes pages 39, 40 of Early Writings; and the remaining 30 per cent appears, with some deletions and additions, as the chapter, Duty in View of the Time of Trouble, Early Writings, pages 56-58. Rare.
Letter to Eli Curtis, Apr. 21, 1847, also reprints of To the Remnant Scattered Abroad, and Letter to Joseph Bates, April 7, 1847, in A Word to the Little Flock (edited by James White), pp. 11-14, 14-18, and 18-20 respectively. Gorham, Me.: James White, 1847.
The letter to Curtis is published only in this pamphlet, but the other two items are reprinted from the broadsides To the Little Remnant Scattered Abroad (1846) and A Vision (1847), which see. For the authorship and composition of A Word to the Little Flock, see pages 274, 275 of the present work.
A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White. Saratoga Springs, N. Y.: James White, 1851. 64 pp.
Significant, historically, as the first E. G. White volume. The first few pages give autobiographical data, and the remainder consists of the relation of her visions and spiritual exhortation. It is largely a reprint of material that had appeared on a broadside and in articles from Present Truth. It is usually called simply Experience and Views.
In 1882 this work was reprinted (with a short appendix) along with the 1854 Supplement under one cover, the latter with separate pagination but no
title page; it carried a Preface to the Second Edition, followed by the original 1851 preface of James White. Later in 1882 this second edition was, with another work, combined in, and supplanted by, a publication under the general title Early Writings of Mrs. White, which see.
Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White. Rochester, N. Y.: James White, 1854. 48 pp.
First 14 pages are comments on and clarification of passages in her 1851 pamphlet that had been misunderstood or critically attacked. Pages 15-23 carry an article on Gospel Order. Then follow reprints of articles by her from the Review and Herald, and additional new material of a spiritual nature or in further explanation of her 1851 work.
In 1882 the Supplement was appended to a second edition of Experience and Views, in which form it was incorporated immediately into Early Writings, which see.
Testimony for the Church, No. 1, etc.
A series of works from Mrs. White's pen, carrying a consecutive numbering, that began to be published in 1855 under the title Testimony for the Church. Following is the list of these as they appeared, with number, year of publication, and pages.
No. 11855, 16 pp.
No. 21856, 16 pp.
No. 31857, 16 pp.
No. 41857, 39 pp.
No. 51859, 32 pp.
No. 61861, 64 pp.
No. 7-1862, 63 pp.
No. 81862, 64 pp.
No. 91863, 32 pp.
No. 101864, 64 pp.
No. 111867, 53 pp.
No. 121867, 96 pp.
No. 131867, 80 pp.
No. 141868, 102 pp.
No. 151868, 96 pp.
No. 161868, 104 pp.
No. 171869, 192 pp.
No. 181870, 208 pp.
No. 191870, 96 pp.
No. 201871, 199 pp.
No. 211872, 200 pp.
No. 221872, 192 pp.
No. 231873, 116 pp.*
No. 241875, 192 pp.
No. 251875, 192 pp.
No. 261876, 208 pp.
No. 271876, 190 pp.
No. 281879, 192 pp.
No. 291880, 192 pp.
No. 301881, 192 pp.
No. 311882, 244 pp.
No. 321885, 238 pp.
No. 331889, 288 pp.
Nos. 1-30 paper covered, with average over-all page size about 4 × 6 in.; Nos. 31-33 clothbound, with larger page size.
Nos. 1-25 published at Battle Creek, Mich., by what is now known as the Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Nos. 26, 27 published by the Pacific Press, Oakland, Calif.
Nos. 28-30 published by the Review and Herald.
Nos. 31-33 carry names of both publishing houses.
(Beyond No. 33 the Testimonies appear only as consecutive volumes of Testimonies for the Church.)
The greater part of Testimony No. 4 was reprinted in 1860 as part of a work called Spiritual Gifts, vol. 2. Testimonies Nos. 1-10, except No. 4, were reprinted in Spiritual Gifts, vol. 4, with an introductory note reading in part: It has been thought best to re-print them, as given in the following pages, omitting local and personal matters, and giving those portions only which are of practical and general interest and importance . E.G.W.
From 1871 to 1879 Nos. 1-28 appeared in bound volumes, grouped as follows:
1871Nos. 1-11, 535 pp., reset and consecutively numbered.
1871Nos. 12-16, 495 pp., reset and consecutively numbered.
1871Nos. 17-19, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained.
1873Nos. 20-22, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained.
1875Nos. 23-25, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained.
1879Nos. 26-28, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained.
(None were bound in this form beyond No. 28. These bound books carried the general title The Testimonies to the Church, plus a listing of the particular
* Plus 47 pp., separately numbered, by James White.
numbers included in each volume. All were published in this form by the Review and Herald.)
In 1885 began the republication of these Testimonies in what became, finally, a series of nine volumes, carrying the title: Testimonies for the Church, with type reset, index for each volume, and certain minor editing for purposes of grammar, etc. The nine volumes, with dates of publication, and contents, are as follows:
Vol. 11885, Nos. 1-14
Vol. 21885, Nos. 15-20
Vol. 31885, Nos. 21-25
Vol. 41885, Nos. 26-30
Vol. 51889, Nos. 31-33
Vol. 61900, No. 34
Vol. 71902, No. 35
Vol. 81904, No. 36
Vol. 91909, No. 37
Volumes 1-6 carry two publishers' names: Pacific Press and Review and Herald. Volumes 7, 8 carry only Pacific Press. Volume 9 carries Review and Herald in large type; below, in small type, Pacific Press, Mountain View, Cal., and Southern Publishing Assn., Nashville, Tenn. The pagination is maintained to present time. The volume numbering is fixed in terms of these nine volumes.
Later, the publishers brought out an edition bound in three books. That was soon supplanted by a four-book edition, the current one. In this the 9 volumes in 4 are grouped as follows:
Book 1, old vols. 1, 2.
Book 2, old vols. 3, 4.
Book 3, old vols. 5, 6.
Book 4, old vols. 7, 8, 9.
The distinctive character of the nine volumesseparate title page, table of contents, pagination, and indexwas retained. Reference to a particular volume of Testimonies for the Church, for all indexing purposes, is always in terms of the nine-volume set.
In 1936 the Southern Publishing Association published Selections From the Testimonies in three books, with contents and size of each book as follows:
Book 1selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 1-3, 527 pp.
Book 2selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 4, 5, 630 pp.
Book 3selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 6-9, 656 pp.
In 1948 the Pacific Press published a new edition of its four-book printing of the Testimonies of the Church, the changes being a new type face and a statement, prefatory to each of the nine original volumes, giving the setting of the times in which each volume was written. There is no change in text, and the pagination is essentially the same.
In 1949 the Pacific Press Publishing Association published Testimony Treasures, in 3 volumes, consisting almost wholly of selections from the nine volumes of the Testimonies for the Church, plus a few E. G. White articles from periodicals, etc. This three-volume work was prepared primarily to provide a uniform text for abbreviated overseas editions.
Vol. 1, 605 pp.
Vol. 2, 575 pp.
Vol. 3, 591 pp.
Testimonies for the Church, volumes 1-9, consists mainly of (1) personal messages, or testimonies, to individuals or churches; and (2) general counsel on questions of holy living, church order; and discipline, and forward-looking instruction on the advancement of the institutions and world program of the church. The first half of the nine volumes of Testimonies for the Church are largely (1) and the last half largely (2). Preceding Testimony No. 1 in the bound volumes of Testimonies for the Church are found about 100 pages of autobiographical matter, in which Mrs. White describes, chiefly, the early years of her life and labors.
Spiritual Gifts. Battle Creek: James, White, etc., 1858-64. 4 vols.
Currently available in photographic facsimile. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1944-45. 4 vols. in 2.
The four small volumes are not numbered 1-4 on title pages, but each
carries the general title at the head, Spiritual Gifts, and below, and separated by a line, the distinctive title of each volume.
Volume 1. The Great Controversy, Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels. Battle Creek: James White, 1858. 219 pages. The Preface, presenting the doctrine of spiritual gifts in the church, written by R.F.C. (R. F. Cottrell), is the only part not by Mrs. White. Scope of book: the fall of Satan, of man, plan of salvation, Christ's first advent, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension, the early apostolic activity, the great apostasy, error of immortality doctrine, Reformation, succeeding declension, Advent Awakening of Nineteenth Century, Spiritualism, covetousness, the shaking, Babylon's end, earth's closing scenes.
Volume 1 was reprinted in 1882 with an altered title (Sketches From, the Life of Christ, and the Experience of the Christian Church), with a publisher's preface in addition to the original introduction. 154 pp. In the same year it was combined with another work in Early Writings, which see.
Volume 2. My Christian Experience, Views and Labors in Connection With the Rise and Progress of the Third Angel's Message. Battle Creek: James White, 1860. 304 pages. Almost wholly autobiographical. It is valuable as source material on history of the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A few chapters reproduce, in a historical context, portions of the early Testimonies. Pages 301-304 are a kind of postscript. The section is beaded Testimonies, and opens thus:
In view of the slanderous reports circulated by a few individuals against Bro. and sister White, we feel called upon to testify that we have been personally acquainted with them and their course since 1844, and therefore know that any statements that would represent them as being in any wise connected with, or countenancing in any degree, those fanatical abominations into which some in Maine and elsewhere were drawn during the years 1844-1846, are wicked and malicious falsehoods. We have never known them to be in the least infected with the spirit or works of fanaticism, but on the contrary, as the untiring and unflinching opposers of the same. Then follows a list of 29 names. Further statements, followed by lists of names, deal with particular incidents mentioned by Mrs. White in volume 2.
Volume 3. Important Facts of Faith, in Connection With the History of Holy Men of Old. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 304 pages. Introductory chapter on spiritual gifts in the church, signed J.W. (James White), is only part of book not by Mrs. White. The author's preface is dated Battle Creek, July, 1864. It presents the story of God's dealings with man from creation to the giving of the Decalogue at Mount Sinai.
Volume 4. Important Facts of Faith: Laws of Health, and Testimonies Nos. 1-10. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 156 and 160 pages. In very small type. Up to page 119 the volume is a continuation of the narrative of volume 3, carrying the story through the wilderness wanderings, Joshua, Samuel, Saul, David, Solomon, the ark of God, and the Messiah. Pages 120-151 constitute chapter 39, entitled Health. Here are set forth some of Mrs. White's earliest statements on healthful living. Pages 151-156 contain two short chapters, the first a discussion of health in an autobiographical setting; the second, Delusions of Progression, contrasts the mighty intellects of old with those of the present day. Following page 156 a section title page reading Testimony for the Church, Numbers One to Ten introduces a new numbering. The introductory remark explains that the testimonies are abridged and that No. 4, largely reprinted in Spiritual Gifts, vol. 2, is not included here. Reprint fills 160 pages.
His Mother's Letters, in An Appeal to the Youth, pp. 40-80. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864.
A series of letters written to her three sons, Henry, Edson, and Willie, between Dec, 24, 1857, and Oct, 23, 1863, comprising almost half the contents
of the composite work. (See An Appeal to the Youth, in Part II of this bibliography. These letters are valuable because they reveal the character and personality of the writer; in themselves they sufficiently refute the charge that Mrs. White was mentally and nervously deranged.
Appeal to Mothers, in An Appeal to Mothers, pp. 5-34. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864.
Admonitions concerning social purity in the youth. For the volume as a whole, see White, Ellen G., and others, in Part II of this bibliography.
Disease and Its Causes, in How to Live (edited by James White), No. 1, pp. 51-60; No. 2, pp. 25-48; No. 3, pp. 49-64; No. 4, pp. 54-64; No. 5, pp. 66-74; No. 6, pp. 57-64. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1865.
See How to Live in Part II of this bibliography.
Appeal to Mothers, The Marriage Relation, Obedience to the Law of God, Female Modesty, Sentimentalism, five chapters in A Solemn Appeal, pp. 49-80, 102-181. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1870.
As the titles of these chapters indicate, the theme of Mrs. White's portion of this book is largely social purity. The chapter Appeal to Mothers is a slightly abridged form of the chapter by the same title, published in a book by that title in 1864.
The Spirit of Prophecy. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1870-1884. 4 Vols.
The theme of Spiritual Gifts, Vols. 1, 3, 4, is amplified in The Spirit of Prophecy, Vols. 1-4. The subject is much more fully covered in the latter, and generally in a wholly new way.
Volume 4 was published jointly at Pacific Press and Review and Herald. At the top of the title page of each volume appears the line Spirit of Prophecy; below and separated by a dividing line is the separate title of each volume.
Volume 1. The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels. 1870. 414 pp. After the opening chapter on the fall of Satan, the book covers from creation through to days of Solomon.
Volume 2. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan. Life, Teachings and Miracles of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 1877. 398 pp. Contents: From first Advent of Christ to His triumphal ride into Jerusalem.
Volume 3. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan. The Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 1878. 392 pp. Continues theme of Vol. 2. It carries the sacred narrative from Christ's weeping over Jerusalem through to the labors of the apostles, ending with the visit of Paul and Silas to Thessalonica.
Volume 4. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of the Controversy. 1884. 506 pp. Contents: Destruction of Jerusalem, persecution of early centuries, Roman apostasy, Dark Ages, Reformation and post-Reformation periods, Advent Awakening of early nineteenth century, origin of evil, Satan's activities, Spiritualism, aims of Papacy, earth's closing events, deliverance of saints. Ten editions of this volume were printed between 1884 and 1888; the text was unchanged until the 1888 revision. There were many printings, largely because of the fact that the book was sold by colporteurs. With the third edition, in 1885, illustrations were added; the words, The Spirit of Prophecy, and Vol. IV, removed from title page, and the title revised to read: The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of Time.
The Great Controversy as the one-volume work known today dates from 1888, when the former Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, was published in a revised and enlarged illustrated edition, introducing substantially the text in its present form, with an appendix of general and biographical notes. All connection with the four-volume work is now dropped, and the title The Great Controversy in Seventh-day Adventist circles is generally confined to the 1888
edition (which subsequently came to be described as the old edition), and to the new edition of 1911.
The 1911 edition has a few minor revisions for clarity, etc., with the pagination essentially retained, certain quotations from histories changed for others, and quotation marks added for any quotations not thus enclosed in the old edition, also credit line for all quotations. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series.
Redemption. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1874-78. 8 vols.
A series of pamphlets, covering the sacred narrative from the first advent of Christ to the midst of Paul's ministry. At least some issues bore consecutive volume numbers on the paper covers, but not on the title pages. It was also bound in two volumes, with the cover title Life of Christ and His Apostles. Full titles, dates of publication; and number of pages in each, and the cover numbering as given in an 1880 series, are as follows:
Life of Christ, No 1. Redemption: or the First Advent of Christ, With His Life and Ministry. 1877. 104 pp.
No. 2. Redemption: or the Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness. 1874. 96 pp.
No. 3. Redemption: or the Teachings of Christ, the Anointed One. 1877. 128 pp.
No. 4. Redemption: or the Miracles of Christ, the Mighty One. 1877. 126 pp.
No. 5. Redemption: or the Sufferings of Christ; His Trial and Crucifixion. 1877. 96 pp.
No. 6. Redemption: or the Resurrection of Christ; and His Ascension. 1877. 80 pp.
Apostles of Christ, No. 1. Redemption: or the Ministry of Peter and the Conversion of Saul. 1878. 78 pp.
No. 2. Redemption: or the Teachings of Paul, and His Mission to the Gentiles. 1878. 80 pp.
The earliest of the eight, The Temptation of Christ (1874), was apparently written and published before the larger sweep of the subject of redemption had been planned as a series; it covers not only the Temptation, but also the Birth and Life of Christ, Sacrificial Offerings, etc., and ranges from the temptation of Adam and Eve to Christian temperance.
The theme of this series of eight, and even considerable portions of the text, are found in The Spirit of Prophecy, volumes 2, 3, and Sketches From the Life of Paul.
Bible Sanctification: A Contrast of True and False Theories. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1881. 82 pp.
This matter was reprinted in 1937 by the Review and Herald as a bound volume entitled The Sanctified Life. 69 pp.
Early Writings of Mrs. White. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; also Oakland: Pacific Press, 1882. 71, 40, 154 pp.
First there were issued separately, in 1882:
(1) A second edition of A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Mrs. E. G. White (first published 1851), with a short appendix, and a publisher's Preface to the Second Edition preceding the original James White preface (totaling 71 pages); to this was appended, without title page, a 40-page reprint of the 1854 Supplement to Experience and Views.
(2) A second edition of Spiritual Gifts, vol. 1 (first published in 1858), with a new title, and a new publisher's preface (in addition to the original introduction) explaining the reasons for the reprint, and totaling 154 pages.
Later in 1882 these two reprints were combined under the general title Early Writings of Mrs. White, followed by the specific title Experience and
Views, and Spiritual Gifts, Volume One. Since the same plates were used, the term second edition, the three paginations, and the two prefaces were retained; however, the two separate title pages disappeared and were replaced by one. The preface following it, which was written concerning Experience and Views and the Supplement, says that there are no changes in text in reprinting, except minor ones dealing with grammar, etc.
A new edition of the same text was published in 1907, from new plates, with continuous paging throughout, one new publisher's preface for whole book, and subdivisions of three parts indicated simply by subtitles. 316 pp.
Sketches From the Life of Paul. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; Oakland: Pacific Press, 1883. 334 pp.
A sketch of his life from his days as Saul the persecutor to the time of his martyrdom, from which as the distinctive feature of the book, practical moral lessons are drawn for the church of today. A joint publication, but prepared at the Pacific Press.
Practical Addresses, Notes of Travel, Appeals for Our Missions, three sections in Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, pp. 119-249, 280-294. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1886.
Book is divided into sections dealing with different parts of the world, plus sections on related matter. Different authors wrote these sections. Book contains 294 pp., double-column. Valuable to Adventist historian.
Testimonies for the Church. 1885. See Testimony for the Church, No. 1, etc. (1855).
The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan During the Christian Dispensation. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1888. 704 pp.
A rewriting and enlargement of volume 4 of The Spirit of Prophecy (1870-84), which see.
Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers, Series A.
Title given to series of 12 pamphlets that consist largely of letters and portions of letters from Mrs. White to O. A. Olsen (president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1888-1897) and other messages from her to the ministry in general. The series is numbered consecutively, but the term Series A was applied only after Series B was published. No publisher or dates of publication are given. The dates of letters are: from 1890 in No. 1, to 1905 in No. 12. Most of this matter was later reprinted in Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers.
Patriarchs and Prophets. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; Oakland: Pacific Press, . 756 pp.
The subtitle reads: The Great Conflict Between Good and Evil as Illustrated in the Lives of Holy Men of Old. It is an amplification of the theme developed in The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 1; a first edition is not available; the earliest printings carry only the copyright date. It is a revision and an enlargement.
A new edition was issued in 1908, with minor changes in title. A scripture index and general index were added. Reillustrated. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series.
Christian Temperance, printed in combination with James White's Bible Hygiene in Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, pp. 7-162. Battle Creek: Good Health Publishing Company, 1890.
A discussion of a number of basic principles of healthful living as it affects body, mind, and soul. For the complete volume see White, Ellen G. and James, in Part II of this bibliography.
Steps to Christ. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1892. 153 pp.
Sets forth steps needed to enter into fellowship with Christ. The copyright was transferred to the Review and Herald, and from it to Ellen G. White,
There are many editions. There has been no change in text except for the addition of the present first chapter, which has been included continuously since the second edition. A Scripture index and general index have been added. A 144-page edition is the standard pagination for index purposes in Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White.
Gospel Workers. Battle Creek: Review and Herald, 1892. 480 pp.
Subtitle and descriptive statement on title page give scope of book and source of material: Instruction for the Minister and the Missionary. Compiled largely from Testimonies to the Church; together with Morning Talks Given to the Ministers of the General Conference of 1883.
A revised and enlarged edition was published in 1915 by the Review and Herald, Washington, D.C. 534 pp. The statement on title page reads: Compiled From the Complete Published Writings of the Author, and from Unpublished Manuscripts. Large portions of the old edition were included, and without change of text, but the whole pattern of book was rearranged because of the additions.
Christian Education. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, 1893. 255 pp.
Note to the Reader states: Some of the matter in this book has already been printed in permanent form, but scattered through various volumes; some has appeared in different periodicals, while a considerable portion has never been presented to the public before . Articles credited to MSS. have never been published before. Other articles or extracts are credited to the book or periodical from which they were taken. The note also states: The book is designed not only for teachers, but also for parents.
Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, 1896. 205 pp.
Spiritual lessons drawn from Christ's sermon on the mount. A 218-page edition, published by Pacific Press, 1900, is standard pagination for index purposes in Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White.
Christ Our Saviour. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, . 158 pp.
The earliest printings available carry only the 1896 copyright date, not date of printing. Under Mrs. White's name on title page is the word Adapted. An adaptation by an unnamed writer, or writers, of certain of Mrs. White's writings, for reading by children. It covers the whole life of Christ. It was reprinted in 1949 by the Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, under the title The Story of Jesus. 189 pp.
Instruction Relating to the Principles of Healthful Living. Battle Creek: Medical Missionary Board, 1897. 292 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White, generally known as Healthful Living. It consists of many short selections, with an identifiying reference at the close of each. 3d edition, 1898, revised and enlarged.
The Desire of Ages. Oakland: Pacific Press, . 866 pp.
A life of Christ. Many editions printed. The earliest copies available bear only the copyright date 1898; it is not possible to tell whether they were printed in that year. The book proper ends on page 835, and the remainder is notes and index. All the principal editions in English since then have retained essentially the same pagination for the book up to page 835. One of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series.
Christ's Object Lessons. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1900. 436 pp. Currently published by the Review and Herald.
Spiritual lessons drawn from the parables of Christ.
Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald, . 121 pp.
A compilation from Mrs. White's writings, extracts arranged in chronological
order, with source references. Early printings carry only the copyright date. A later printing, after 1905, has 128 pages, additional extracts being inserted on pages 115 ff.
In 1938 a revised and enlarged edition was published by the Review and Herald as Counsels on Sabbath School Work. 192 pp.
Manual for Canvassers. Oakland: Pacific Press, . 70 pp.
A compilation from Mrs. White's writings, without separate source credits. The number of pages varies, there being 78 in the printings available.
An enlargement and rearrangement was put out by the Pacific Press in 1920 as The Colporteur Evangelist, 112 pp. Each extract carries a source reference except a few, which are credited to Manual for Canvassers.
Special Testimonies. Series B.
Title given to a consecutively numbered series of 19 pamphlets to ministers, physicians, and other denominational workers on a wide range of subjects having to do chiefly with the ideals of the work, the dangers besetting it, and the advances that should be made. Most of the pamphlets are dated. No. 1, 1903. No. 19, 1913. They are published by several different publishers; some, by the author. A portion of this material is republished in Testimonies for the Church, volumes 7, 8, 9, and in Testimonies to Ministers.
Education. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1903. 321 pp.
Deals with the subject of Christian education. It is not to be confused with the 1893 book Christian Education. It is an entirely new treatment of the subject.
The Ministry of Healing. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1905. 541 pp.
Jointly issued also by the Review and Herald and the International Tract Society. It is addressed in part to physicians, nurses, and laity, and deals with Christian principles involved in the care of the sick and the maintenance of the home. Published currently by the Pacific Press.
In 1943 the Pacific Press published an abridged edition, reillustrated, under the title Your Home and Health. 388 pp.
The Acts of the Apostles. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1911. 630 pp.
As the name indicates, this work treats of the lives of the apostles. It develops the theme presented in the last part of The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 3, and, in an adapted form, draws heavily from Sketches From the Life of Paul. It is one of the five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series.
Counsels to Teachers, Parents and Students Regarding Christian Education. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1913. 574 pp.
Preface states that the book is a compilation chiefly from three sources: (1) Christian Education, then out of print, (2) Special Testimonies on Education, also out of print, and (3) unpublished manuscripts. Only parts of Nos. (1) and (2) are incorporated. No. (2) is a small booklet containing much material from Mrs. White not previously published. It is not cataloged in this bibliography because it bears no title page, no date, no publisher, no author's name, but the office of Ellen G. White Publications states it was published in 1897; all of it is reprinted either in Counsels to Teachers or in Fundamentals of Christian Education, 1923.
In 1948 the Pacific Press printed an edition entitled Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students Regarding Christian Education (same pagination), by which title the book will be known henceforth.
Life Sketches of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1915. 480 pp.
Up to page 254 the work is by Mrs. White, who gives, briefly, a narrative of her life and labors up to the death of her husband in 1881. This is drawn, in part, from his Life Sketches of James and Ellen G. White (first published, 1880).
From page 255 to the close the narrative is continued by C. C. Crisler, assisted by W. C. White and D. E. Robinson. Large parts of this consist of quotations from her correspondence and other writings. The story carries through to the funeral service in Battle Creek, Michigan, July 24, 1915.
The Story of Prophets and Kings. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1917. 753 pp.
The story of Israel from the time of Solomon to the prophecies of the Messiah. It was first published, with 1917 copyright, under the title The Captivity and Restoration of Israel, then changed shortly to The Story of Prophets and Kings. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. The book was prepared under Mrs. White's supervision until all but the last two chapters had been completed, and these final chapters had been sufficiently blocked out to admit of completion by the inclusion of additional matter from her manuscript file.Life Sketches, p. 436.
The Colporteur Evangelist. 1920. See Manual for Canvassers (1902).
Christian Experience & Teachings of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1922. 268 pp.
Publishers' preface states: In this little volume there is gathered for busy readers a choice selection of short articles from the writings of Mrs. E. G. White . It was the cherished plan of Mrs. White to prepare for publication several small volumes, containing in the fewest pages, the mighty, soul-saving truth she loved to repeat to the people by voice and pen. And the initial steps in the compilation of these volumes were taken a short time before her death . But she did not live to see its completion . It is a selection from her writings as found in several books and periodicals. Her part of the work ends on page 236. On pages 259, 260 under Sources is found the source of each part of the body of the book.
Fundamentals of Christian Education. Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Association, 1923. 576 pages.
Preface states: The articles in this present volume have been drawn from various sources [arranged in chronological order]. They have been selected from Christian Education, Special Testimonies on Education, Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, Review and Herald, Signs of the Times, Youth's Instructor, and Bible Echo. With the exception of one article, Proper Education, no selections have been made from any other volumes of the author's writings already in print. Each extract carries source reference. See also Counsels to Teachers (1913).
Counsels on Health. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1923. 696 pp.
Subtitle adds: and Instruction to Medical Missionary Workers. A note below the author's name states: A compilation from the published writings of Mrs. White as found in her books, leaflets, and periodical articles covering a period of over fifty years. It covers the subjects of personal health, medical institutions, Christian physicians, teaching health principles, health food work, medical missionary work, and personal holiness as related to health and Christian ideals. Each extract carries source reference.
Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1923. 544 pp.
Note on title page reads: Selected from Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers, Numbers One to Eleven; and Series B, Numbers One to Eighteen; with numerous selections from other booklets and from periodicals. The preface states that not all the material in these series is reproduced. Each extract carries source reference.
Instruction for Effective Christian Service. Washington: Home Missionary Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1924. 284 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the subject of Christian service. This is composed of numerous short quotations, each with a reference to the source from which it is drawn. It is better known as Christian Service.
Scriptural and Subject Index to the Writings of Mrs. Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1926. 865 pp. A comprehensive index prepared in the office of the Ellen G. White Publications.
A supplement was later added to include E. G. White works issued from 1926 to 1940.
Messages to Young People. Nashville, Tenn.: Southern Publishing Association, 1930. 499 pp.
A compilation from Mrs. White's articles in church papers and from her books. Each extract carries source reference.
Medical Ministry. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1932. 348 pp.
Subtitle gives scope of book: A Treatise on Medical Missionary Work in the Gospel. The publisher's note states that most of the selections in this book are from the letters and manuscripts of Ellen G. White. Selections are drawn also from various of her published works. They are particularly focused on problems of medical education, conduct of sanitariums, teaching of health principles, and medical missionary work in large cities. Each extract carries source reference.
A Brief Sketch of the Life and Teachings of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1933. 128 pp.
A paper-covered book. It is divided into two parts: Childhood and Youth, and Public Ministry, and is a compilation from various of her writings, plus connecting passages in boldface type by the compilers.
The Sanctified Life. 1937. See Bible Sanctification (1881).
Counsels on Diet and Foods. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1938. 511 pp.
A compilation. The selections are drawn from a wide range of Mrs. White's writings. The book consists of numerous short quotations, each with reference to original source. The book is divided into 25 principal parts.
Counsels on Sabbath School Work. 1938. See Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work (1900).
Counsels to Editors. Washington: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1939. 118 pp.
Subtitle reads: A Grouping of Messages of Counsel Addressed to Editors. The book consists of many brief selections with source reference at the close of each. Paper covered.
A second, enlarged, bound edition was published in 1946 by Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, and entitled Counsels to Writers and Editors. The second edition adds a few articles broadening the scope to better fit the needs of the larger group to which the volume is now being released, and there has been some rearrangement of the articles.
Counsels on Stewardship. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1940. 377 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the large subject of the proper handling of money in relation to the Bible doctrine that we are but stewards of God's means. Each extract carries source reference.
Your Home and Health. 1943. See The Ministry of Healing (1905).
Evangelism. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1946. 747 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the subject of evangelism. It contains many brief selections, with source reference at the close of each.
The Story of Redemption. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1947. 445 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White that presents, briefly, the sacred story from the fall of Lucifer down through earth's history to the new earth. Selections are from The spirit of Prophecy, volumes 1, 3, and 4, Early Writings, and from articles by MRS. White in the journal The Signs of the Times. Source references are not with the separate extracts, but are given in the contents.
Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students. 1948. See Counsels to Teachers, etc. (1913).
The Story of Jesus. 1949. See Christ Our Saviour (1896).
Temperance. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1949. 309 pp.
A compilation from the writings of Ellen G. White on the subject of temperance. It consists of many short selections with source references.
The Remnant Church. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1950, 72 pp.
A paper-covered book. The material is drawn from various of Mrs. White's writings, including an earlier published pamphlet entitled The Remnant Church Not Babylon. The book was compiled, as the preface states, to settle the matter of whether God is leading today the same people He has led for a century, and whether He will continue to lead them to a glorious climax.
See Archives of the Ellen G. White Publications, in Part II of this bibliography, for a description of the Ellen G. White Manuscript File.