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Book of Mormon -- Authorship

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Alma L. Jensen affidavit and statement

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335736]
Identifier: MSS 911
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed affidavit and a handwritten statement. Jensen affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in the summer of 1875. Harris told him about the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Dates: 1936

Paul Jensen research file on Sidney Rigdon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349919]
Identifier: MSS 4048

Includes photocopies of genealogies, newspaper clippings, wills, letters, photographs, and maps relating to the life of Sidney Rigdon and his descendants.

Dates: 1759-1892

The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232498862]
Identifier: MSS 236
Scope and Contents Typewritten statement with handwritten corrections. The item was notarized. Homer affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in 1869 when returning from a mission for the Mormon Church. He recounts the conversation, much of it word for word, between him and Harris at that time. He also told the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), about this incident. Homer also tells, again verbatim, what Harris said on his death bed in 1875. Homer states that on each...
Dates: 1928

Noel B. Reynolds study of wordprinting and authorship research files, 1984-1996

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains the creator's research files on wordprinting and authorship. Many of his research projects have resulted in authorship studies, especially in reference to the works of Thomas Hobbes, Sidney Rigdon, and Joseph Smith, Jr., 1984-1996.

Dates: 1984-1996

One hundred similarities between the Book of Mormon and the Spaulding Manuscript

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230316256]
Identifier: MSS SC 1825
Scope and Contents

Typed carbon copy. Bown argues that Joseph Smith was, as the author of the Book of Mormon, heavily influenced by Spaulding's manuscript.

Dates: circa 1940

B. H. Roberts notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317593]
Identifier: MSS SC 1876
Scope and Contents

Phtocopies of typescripts. The items are notes on books about the Indians, a comparison of Ethan Smith's (1762-1849) "View of the Hebrews" and the Book of Mormon, a description of documents of B. H. Roberts in possession of Brigham ("Bob") E. Roberts by H. Michael Marquardt, and excerpts from an 1872 pamphlet on Hebrew engravings supposedly found in America.

Dates: 1872-1977

Athalia Robinson affidavit

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318872]
Identifier: MSS SC 2065
Scope and Contents

Handwritten, signed, and notarized affidavit. Also included is a typewritten copy of the same item also signed and notarized. Athalia swears that she was present when her father, Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876), first saw a copy of the Book of Mormon and affirms that he was not the author of it.

Dates: 1904

Royal Skousen correspondence and publicity on Book of Mormon, 1996-2008

 Sub-Series — Carton 86: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197232561446], Folder: 15-27
Identifier: MSS 8255 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to the linguistic work of Royal Skousen, a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Particularly correspondence with Skousen's linguistic and other professional colleagues (including sharing of articles), as well as symposium publications and distribution, press releases, travel files, and newspaper excerpts. Materials dated 1996-2008.

Dates: 1996-2008

Royal Skousen papers on Book of Mormon and Critical Text Project, 1981-2020

Identifier: MSS 8255 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscript drafts, photocopies of research material, correspondence, articles, reviews, and presentations, publicity, variant searches and hour logs, other authors' books and articles on the Book of Mormon, photographs of the original Book of Mormon manuscript, and publication materials for volumes 3 and 4 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project series. Materials dated 1981-2020.

Dates: 1981-2020

Royal Skousen papers on Critical Text Project, 1986-2014

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8255 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the majority of the research and publication files for Skousen's Book of Mormon Critical Text Project: preliminary research and drafts and original volumes, Original and Printer's manuscripts (3 volumes altogether), Analysis of Textual Variants (6 volumes), and emendations. This includes early or progressive drafts and bindings, correspondence, facsimile photocopies, overhead transparencies, notecards, slides, transcriptions, proofs, variant collations, symbol keys, articles and...
Dates: 1986-2014