The Anthon Transcript II: The Identification of the Characters as Egyptian

Title

The Anthon Transcript II: The Identification of the Characters as Egyptian

Magazine

Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1942

Authors

Pagination

76–80, 124–125

Date Published

February 1942

Volume

45

Issue Number

2

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Crowley, Ariel L. "The Anthon Transcript II: The Identification of the Characters as Egyptian", Improvement Era, Vol. 45. no. 2 1942:76–80, 124–125.

Abstract

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 second part covers the identification of the characters on the Gold Plates as Egyptian.

Language
Anthon Transcript
Gold Plates
Anthon, Charles
Language - Reformed Egyptian
Language - Egyptian
Smith, Joseph, Jr.
Characters

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