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I met Jan a while back and found her to be simply wonderful. She truly has herself well placed in many worlds. I know of no other scholar that is tied so closely to and has friendships with the "brethren," apologists, and the New Mormon Historians all at once.

She is a great scholar to boot. The McLellin diaries, which were at the heart of the Hofmann intrigue, were simply lost in the First Presidency's vault. She produced the edited diaries which were co-published by U of Illinois and BYU. They are an amazing resource.

Yes, it makes the FP Vault sound like an old closet where various artifacts or manuscripts are chucked in, then forgotten. You'd think they have the budget to hire a few archivists to catalog the contents ...

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