Thank you for contacting the Ellen G. White Estate. Mrs. White received instruction in her comprehensive health reform vision in June of 1863 that a meat diet was not best. Though she had eaten largely of meat before then, she adopted a vegetarian diet at that time.
W. C. White wrote of their experience over the next thirty years when he said, "We were vegetarians, but not teetotalers." Their customary diet was vegetarian. But while traveling and away from where they could easily obtain and prepare the food of choice, they would sometimes eat some meat, if that was what was available. This was in harmony with the principle that they should eat the best diet they could. In 1894, Mrs. White determined to eat no more meat under any circumstances. Apparently, conditions were such by that time that she could reasonably expect to be able to obtain adequate food without meat.
Her publications prior to 1863 are not very many. She wrote and published the early numbers of the Testimonies as pamphlets, beginning in 1855; Testimony Number 9 was published in 1863. I think that the items she published as books are now entirely comprised in Early Writings. They are "A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White" (1851), the "Supplement" to that volume (1854), and Spiritual Gifts, vol. 1 (1858). In 1860 she published another autobiographical volume, "My Christian Experience, Views, and Labors in Connection With the Rise and Progress of the Third Angel's Message," now called Spiritual Gifts, vol. 2. For a complete list of her published writings, with dates of publication, see our website, www.WhiteEstate.org. On the menu at the left of the home page, click on "CD-ROM Info." Then scroll down to the second CD-ROM listed there, The Complete Published Writings of Ellen G. White, and below that entry, click on "View Book Title List." This will give you all the items, gathered by publication category, and listed alphabetically by title. The dates of first publication are given for each entry.
I hope this will be helpful. Thank you for writing, and God bless!
Ellen G. White Estate
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 U.S.A.
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Could you please tell me what year Ellen White became a vegetarian ? Also, what books, writngs were penned before becoming a vegetarian and the dates of those books, writings?