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Manuscripts -- Forgeries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical sketch of Washburn Chipman

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332832]
Identifier: MSS SC 3291
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typed biography. Sadie Chipman writes about her father, Washburn Chipman. Washburn was born in Canada in 1829 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836. He moved near Nauvoo, Illinois, and migrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He later settled in American Fork, Utah, where he died in 1926
Dates: 1930

Mark Hofmann papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3291
Scope and Contents Contains two historical documents (late 19th century) acquired by Hofmann during his LDS mission in England. Also includes notes taken by Hoffman during his mission, mostly containing references to gospel doctrines and contains a letter to Hoffman's wife, Doralee Olds Hofmann, related to selling manuscripts. Later installment includes Carbon County court documents and other items related to forgeries.
Dates: 1878-1987

Maya Society draft materials for publication no. 7, 1935

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains documents related to the 1935 publication of Maya Society publication number 7, including positive prints of the manuscript, a typescript of the publication's introduction, a printed announcement of publication, and a printed article and later comments regarding the disputed authenticity of the manuscript, which is now accepted as a forgery.
Dates: 1935