The Anthon Transcript I


The Anthon Transcript I


Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication




14–15, 58–60

Date Published

January 1942



Issue Number


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Bibliographic Citation

Crowley, Ariel L. "The Anthon Transcript I", Improvement Era, Vol. 45. no. 1 1942:14–15, 58–60.


This series tells of Joseph Smith’s desire to have someone examine characters copied from the gold plates. It reprints a portion of Joseph Smith’s history dealing with the visit of Martin Harris to Charles Anthon, and also contains a letter sent to John A. Widtsoe by Frederick M. Smith of the Reorganized Church stating that the original copy of the Egyptian characters made by Joseph Smith is in the hands of the Reorganized Church. Furthermore, it tells of several different copies of the Egyptian characters in existence and gives examples of people verifying the genuineness of the characters as Egyptian. The first part covers the origin of the Anthon Transcript.

Harris, Martin
Anthon Transcript
Gold Plates
Anthon, Charles
Smith, Joseph, Jr.

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