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THE JUDGMENT OF EXPERTS, ESSAYS AND DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION OF THE FORGING OF THE OATH...
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THE JUDGMENT OF EXPERTS, ESSAYS AND DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION OF THE FORGING OF THE OATH OF A FREEMAN.

Worchester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991. 7.25 x 10.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. x, 271 pages. First edition. Contains an anthology of documents and first-hand accounts by Justin Schiller, Marcus McCorison, Robert Mathiesen, and others who represent institutions and individuals that were involved in the story of Mark Hofmann's "Oath of a Freeman" forgery. Illustrated with facsimiles. READ MORE

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Chronology of Events                                                 vii

Glossary                                                               x

Introduction                                                           1
James Gilreath

'In the Beginning...' A Chronology of the 'Oath of
a Freeman' Document as Offered by Schiller-Wapner                      8
Justin G. Schiller

The 'Oath of a Freeman' and the Library of Congress:
An Ambiguous First Impression and an Elusive Finish                   14
James Gilreath

Preliminary Report on the Examination and Analysis
of the 'Oath of a Freeman'                                            25
the Conservation Office and the Testing Office 
of the Library of Congress Preservation Office

Schiller-Wapner Galleries Offers the 'Oath'
to the Library of Congress                                            58
James Gilreath

Found at Last? The 'Oath of a Freeman,' the
End of Innocence, and the American Antiquarian Society                62
Marcus A. McCorison

Preliminary Report on the 'Oath of a Freeman'                         70
Robert Mathiesen

Compositional Comparison of the Mark Hofmann
'Oath of a Freeman' and the 'Whole Booke of Psalmes'                  75
T. A. Cahill, B. H. Kusko, R. A. Eldred, and R. H. Schwab

Walter C. McCrone's January 19, 1987,
Letter to Justin Schiller                                             97

Microscopy and Authentication                                        100
Walter C. McCrone

Forensic Document Examination of the
'Oath of a Freeman'                                                  103
Marvin Rennert

Scanning Auger Microscopy for Dating Two Copies
of the 'Oath of a Freeman'                                           115
Roderick McNeil

The Investigation of the 1985 Mark Hofmann Forgery
of the 'Oath of a Freeman'                                           130
   Appendix A: Evidence from Mark Hofmann's Van
   Appendix B: Michael Zinman's Letter to Keith Arbour
   Appendix C: Sotheby's Catalogue
   Appendix D: Evidence from Mark Hofmann's Home
   Appendix E: Keith Arbour's Evidence
   Appendix F: Evidence from DeBouzek Engraving & Colorplate Co.
   Appendix G: 'The President's Hymn'
   Appendix H: Library of Congress Photocopies 
Kenneth C. Farnsworth, Jr.

Excerpts about the 'Oath' from the 'Mark Hofmann Interviews,'
with the Office of the Salt Lake County Attorney                     190

Notes on Contributors                                                270