514 martin harris visiting charles anthon Why Did Martin Harris Consult with Scholars like Charles Anthon?

Rare fact: Martin Harris went to Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, who had a much different take than Dr. Charles Anthon on a copy of characters from the record that became the Book of Mormon

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Most members of the Church of Jesus Christ know that Martin Harris went to Dr. Charles Anthon with a copy of characters from the record that became the Book of Mormon and that Anthon certified the characters were correct and then tore up that certification and demanded that Martin Harris bring the plates to him and he would translate them. But lesser-known is the fact that Harris also went to Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, who had a much different take.

Read about that interaction at the links below:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/speaker-gives-new-insights-on-martin-harris-1828-visit-to-charles-anthon?lang=eng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L._Mitchill

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23291075?seq=1
Bennett, Richard E. “‘Read This I Pray Thee’: Martin Harris and the Three Wise Men of the East.” Journal of Mormon History, vol. 36, no. 1, 2010, pp. 178–216. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23291075. Accessed 22 Feb. 2021.

https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/72057-samuel-l-mitchill-joseph-smith-an-interesting-early-connection/

https://medium.com/@jellistx/fact-checking-mormon-history-did-charles-anthon-authenticate-josephs-translation-of-reformed-7aa9736965b7

http://lds-church-history.blogspot.com/2009/01/martin-harris-visits-3-noted-linguists.html

https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/why-did-martin-harris-consult-with-scholars-like-charles-anthon

From left to right: Charles Anthon, Luther Bradish, Samuel Mitchell.

From left to right: Charles Anthon, Luther Bradish, Samuel Mitchell.

 

Martin Harris visiting Charles Anthon via lds.org

 

 

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