Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News Printing and Publishing Establishment, 1880-81. First edition. Paperback. 12 issues in paper wraps. Octavo [24.5 cm]. Nos. 1 through 12. Light pencil names to covers of four issues, light darkening and some very light shelfwear. Unusual to see these unbound. Item #47918
Wells was the founding editor and publisher of The Contributor, an independent publication that sought to represent the YMMIA and the church's equivalent organization for young women. Wells continued in these roles until 1892, when the magazine was purchased by the Cannon family and Abraham H. Cannon took the leading role as the editor and publisher. The Contributor stopped being published in 1896.