Kimball, Stanley B.
The Anthon Transcript : People, Primary Sources, and Problems
"Of the many important and little understood events of early Church history, certainly the consultation of Martin Harris with Professor Charles Anthon in New York City in February 1828 regarding the Book of Mormon is one of the most important and intriguing. It is also one of the earliest events of the Restoration which can be assessed rationally and tested. By late 1827 the story of Joseph Smith and the "gold plates" was sufficiently well known in and around Palmyra, New York to have caused great curiosity and cupidity among some of his contemporaries. In order to protect the plates and to have sufficient time and peace of mind to commence the translation of the plates, Joseph and Emma moved to Harmony, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, a friend of the Smith family, Martin Harris of Palmyra, visited him, secured a handwritten copy of some of the characters on the plates, took them to New York City for the evaluation of men of learning. This story, familiar in Mormon lore, raises a great many important questions which need careful examination. Among these questions are the following: Who was Martin Harris? How did he become involved with Joseph Smith? Who advised him whom to consult regarding the transcription? Who were the persons with whom he did consult? What were their qualifications? What was the import and significance of their opinions? What was the necessity, if any, of the consultations? How reliable is Martin Harris' account of what transpired?" [Publisher's abstract]
"Read This I Pray Thee" : Martin Harris and the Three Wise Men of the East
A Chronology of Joseph Smith
A Peculiar People : Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America
By the Hand of Mormon : The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion
Joseph (Smith) in Egypt : Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden
Joseph Knight's Recollection of Early Mormon History
Joseph Smith and the First Principles of the Gospel
Pearl of Great Price Reference Companion
Sealed in a Book : Preliminary Observations on the Newly Found 'Anthon Transcript'
Symbols of the LDS Relief Society
The Anthon Transcripts and the Translation of the Book of Mormon : Studying It Out in the Mind of Joseph Smith
The Morley Settlement in Illinois, 1839-1846 : Tribe and Clan in a Nauvoo Mormon Community
The Mormon Experience : A History of the Latter-day Saints
The Prophet Puzzle : Suggestions Leading Toward a More Comprehensive Interpretation of Joseph Smith
Witnesses : Those Who Assist to Bring Forth This Work
A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
A New Witness of Christ in America
A[n] Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, And of the Late Discovery of Ancient American Records
An Analysis of the Accounts Relating Joseph Smith's Early Visions
Gleanings By the Way
James Gordon Bennett's 1831 Report on 'The Mormonites'
Martin Harris : The Honorable New York Farmer
Mormonism Unvailed : Or, a Faithful Account of That Singular Imposition and Delusion From Its Rise to the Present Time
Origin, Rise and Progress of Mormonism
Restoration Scriptures : A Study of Their Textual Development
The Certainty of the Skeptical Witness
The Founder of Mormonism : A Psychological Study of Joseph Smith, Jr.
The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
The Saga of the Book of Abraham