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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ellen White's plagiarism of Henry melvill

I saw the recent article on Adventist Today entitled: Ellen G. White and Her English Composition Skills: A Brief Summary . Some of the comments address peoples misunderstanding of her plagiarism. A number of years ago the Ellen G. White Estate put out a book entitled: Henry Melvill and Ellen G. White: A Study in Literary and Theological Relationships.

I have uploaded this book as a PDF since it is a dramatic example of just how much she did plagiarize. It may in fact be her most dramatic and intensely plagiarized work but it is something that should be far more widely known than it is.

Click here to download the PDF. If it does not appear please email or post a comment that it is not available and I will renew the link.

Just as an added bonus I looked up an example of Ellen White's actual writing. When you see it you can understand why she needed a lot of literary assistants. It is amazing to me that they were able to decipher it. I have seen a photo copy of one of her representative pages I think it was from one of  Ron Graybill's articles, after the page of her handwriting he has a typed page of what it said, I would not have been able to read more then a few words. This is a page from her diary.