Henrietta Mertz used a Confucian saying as part of title to her book “Pale Ink”, quoting,
“Pale Ink is better than the most retentive memory.”
I have in my possession some “pale ink”. I was reminded of it by Vivian Adams in her presentation on Hyrum Smith on 15 November 2010, it reads:
I am under the impression that this is the anniversary of your birthday.
The silk of which this cushion is a piece of the first
Relief Society Banner, presented to me by Sister E.R. Snow.
Accept love and best wishes
14 June 1896
The “Pale Ink” note was with a pin cushion in which pins were used to write:
I have attached photos.
Does anyone know more about these items?
Is MJT, Mary Jane Thompson?
What was the relationship of S. M. Kimball to MJT and/or E. R. Snow?
What was the “first Relief Society Banner” made and for what purpose?
Richard N. Cannon
12870 Timpview Drive, Riverton, UT 84065