Mormon will of Howard Hughes

Mormon will of Howard Hughes

Dates: 1976

This is a photocopy of the "Mormon Will" of Howard Hughes believed to be a forgery by Melvin Du Mar who was named as one of the beneficiaries. It was found in the L.D.S. Church office building and also lists the Mormon Church as a beneficiary.

  • Extent: 4 p.
  • Creator: Du Mar, Melvin
  • Call Number: MSS SC 851
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mormon will of Howard Hughes must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 851; Mormon will of Howard Hughes; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 851, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976--Estate; Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976--Forgery; Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976--Will; City and Town Life; Forgeries (Publishing); Forgery of manuscripts; Holographic wills--Utah--Salt Lake City; Social Life and Customs
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hughes (Howard) Mormon will of
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:36-0600
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Biographical History

Service station attendant in Gabbs, Nevada.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts