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Contains two historical documents (late 19th century) acquired by Hofmann during his LDS mission in England.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.
- Hofmann, Mark (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mark Hofmann papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mark Hofmann (1954- ) is most well known for his forgeries of manuscripts, especially those related to early leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He successfully sold some of his forged documents to the Church. However, his forgeries were later suspected and then revealed and confirmed after police searched his home following his arrest for murdering two people.
3 folders (0.10 linear ft.)
Papers were transferred various times before being donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Brent Ashworth.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Brent Ashworth; 2001.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Mark Hofmann papers
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 15
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.