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Murder -- Utah -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Articles and other material on Mark Hofmann Mormon-related forgeries, 1978-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains articles and other documents concerning each of Hofmann's Mormon-related forgeries, dated between 1822 and 1912. Numbers on folder titles correspond to those listed on the "Main Forgeries..." sheet in the forgery lists and indexes folder (Box 6, Folder 5). Materials dated 1978-1988.

Dates: 1978-1988

Articles and other material on Mark Hofmann non-Mormon-related forgeries, 1984-1987

 Series — Box 7: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197232481223], Folder: 16-20
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains articles and other documents regarding each of Mark Hofmann's historical, non-Mormon-related forgeries, dated between 1638 and 1903 (Oath of a Freeman, Daniel Boone and Betsy Ross letters, Jim Bridger promissory notes, Jack London signature). Materials dated 1984-1987.

Dates: 1984-1987

Articles, clippings, and other material on Mark Hofmann rumored documents, 1985-1987

 Series — Box 7: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197232481223], Folder: 21-22
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains articles, clippings, and other documents regarding the rumored Oliver Cowdery History and the William E. McLellin papers (undated since imaginary, but probably would have been in the 1830s or so). Materials dated 1985-1987.

Dates: 1985-1987

Biographical articles on Mark Hofmann, 1982-1987

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197232481116], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of newspaper articles about Hofmann published in Utah newspapers. Materials dated 1982-1987.

Dates: 1982-1987

Collection on Mark Hofmann

Identifier: MSS 1571
Scope and Contents

Collection contains articles, clippings, transcripts, biographical materials, and other materials on the Mark Hofmann case. Includes information on Hofmann's forgeries, as well as the murder case. Materials date from between 1978 and 2005.

Dates: 1978-2005

Frederick Hopt letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233286811]
Identifier: Vault MSS 146
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated June 9, 1884, and addressed to Arthur L. Thomas, acting governor of Utah. Hopt asks that his request for an appeal to the Supreme Court be granted.

Dates: 1884 June 9

Indictment against Thomas H. Ferguson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292058]
Identifier: Vault MSS 540
Scope and Contents

Handwritten indictment for the Territory of Utah, Great Salt Lake County, United States Third District Court. The inditement was made against Thomas H. Ferguson for the Sept. 1859 murder of Alexander Carpenter. The item was signed by Hosea Stout, Deputy U. S. District Attorney for Utah Territory.

Dates: 1859

News clippings on Mark Hofmann, 1982-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains of photocopies of newspaper articles (as well as a few original magazine excerpts) regarding Mark Hofmann's life, forgeries, murders, and trial. Materials dated 1982-2005.

Dates: 1982-2005

Topical files on Mark Hofmann, 1981-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains files on various topics within and surrounding the Hofmann case, including news clippings, features in other media (cartoons, movies and TV series), Hofmann victims and witnesses, Mormon Church statements and records, articles (professional and non-professional), and case research for assorted other books. Materials dated 1981-1997.

Dates: 1981-1997

Transcripts and court-related documents on Mark Hofmann preliminary hearing, 1986-1987

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1571 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains the reporter's transcript of the preliminary hearing, in 12 volumes, dated April 14 to May 13, 1986. It also includes a copy of the plea agreement signed January 7, 1987; as well as official court attorney transcripts of a series of interviews with Mark Hofmann at the Utah State Prison (including attorney's supplement and case exhibits), which took place between January 7 and May 27, 1987. Materials dated 1986-1987.

Dates: 1986-1987