Education: The Great Horn Swoggle

It was a queer kind of man hunt. The posse was made up of eminent historians, led by the Archivist of the U.S., Solon J. Buck. The man they were after was an obscure carpenter from Topeka, but he was regarded by some of them as the greatest historical forger in the U.S. To track him down, they employed lapidaries, metallurgists, and ink and paper experts.

Their prey was a wispy-haired old fellow named William F. Horn, who turned up in southwest Pennsylvania fifteen years ago with a set of documents he called the Horn Papers. They were full of surprising...

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