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The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8991

Scope and Contents

Contains a typed copy of "The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics" written by Dale W. Adams from Park City, Utah. The material discusses the connections between Solomon Spalding's manuscript of the Roman discovery of the Americas with Homeric epics including "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" while also discrediting claims made by critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning Joseph Smith plagiarizing this manuscript when writing "The Book of Mormon". Dated February 23, 2017.

Dates

  • 2017 February 23

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Dale W. Adams (1934-) is a Utah State University alumnus and Ohio State University professor best known for his historical research on topics about Mormon history, including the history of the Kirtland Safety Society, D.P. Hurlbut, and controversies concerning the authorship of the Book of Mormon.

Dale W. Adams was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah on June 21, 1934. He attended Utah State University, majoring in economics and later became a professor at the Ohio State University for 30 years. A self-styled "weekend historian," Adams' hobby was researching the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on its history in Kirtland, Ohio. He has published articles on the Kirtland Safety Society, controversies concerning the authorship of the Book of Mormon, and on D. P. Hurlbut. Dale Adams is now retired and currently resides in Park City, Utah.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated by Dale W. Adams in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dale W. Adams; February 2017.

Appraisal

LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).

General

Title of collection is a formal title taken directly from the heading of the manuscript.

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2017.

Creator

Title
Register of The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics
Status
Completed
Author
Eric Wolford
Date
2017 May 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States