After his first mission 27 years previous, Edward Partridge Jr. and family were called to return as the mission president. What was the mission?
C B. H. Roberts
Writing under the pen name “Horatio,” Elder B. H. Roberts, newly installed editor of the young men’s magazine, cited contemporary examples such as Robert Elsmere and Ben Hur to argue that “it is becoming generally recognized that the medium of fiction is the most effectual mean so attracting the attention of the general public and instructing them.”
The 1890s Mormon Culture of Letters and the Post-Manifesto Marriage Crisis, Lisa Olsen Tait, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 1, 2013, 106.