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Confirmatory Evidences of "Mormonism": Writing on Metal Plates in the New World

TitleConfirmatory Evidences of "Mormonism": Writing on Metal Plates in the New World
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1934
AuthorsHarris, Jr., Franklin S.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume96
Issue Number5
Pagination74–76
Date Published1 February 1934
KeywordsAncient America – South America; Archaeology; External Evidence; Golden Plates; Metal Plates; Recordkeeping
Abstract

Metal plates prepared by the ancients have been found in several locations in America. There are many historical accounts of metal plates that no longer exist as they were melted down to be used in other ways. Melvin J. Ballard describes plates seen in a museum in Lima, Peru, that were gold sheets, the size of the Book of Mormon plates (DN April 30, 1932).