The Paper Mate® Ink on the Howard Hughes “Mormon Will”

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 5

    Cantu, AA
    Research chemist, Forensic Science Research Group, Laboratory Division, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA


    Ink analysis was performed on the Howard Hughes “Mormon Will” case to determine if the inks matched standard inks available at the alleged date of the will, that is, 16 March 1968. The ink on the will matched a standard ink made by Paper Mate between 1966 and 1972. Consequently, no conclusion can be made regarding authenticity. However, both the proponents and contestants of the will used these inclusive results along with other facts to support their own views of authenticity or fraud.

    Paper ID: JFS11895J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11895J

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    Title The Paper Mate® Ink on the Howard Hughes “Mormon Will”
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30