Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)
The Document Evidence and Some Other Observations About the Howard R. Hughes “Mormon Will” Contest
Let's set the scene. On 26 April 1976, a sad looking three-page document, handwritten on yellow legal tablet paper with the top edges torn off, along with two envelopes and a short note, were delivered to the County Clerk at Las Vegas by an official of the Mormon Church. These papers had been mysteriously left at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City a few days earlier. They purported to be the Last Will and Testament of Howard R. Hughes written under date of 19 March 1968 (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).