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An authentic and faithful history of the mysterious murder: a scrapbook

Collection Data

Collection of newspaper cuttings, contemporary water-color drawings, pencil sketches, colored woodcuts, portraits, poetical broadsides, confessions and broadsides, of the trial and execution of William Corder, relating to the murder of Maria Marten in the Red Barn at Polstead.
Newby, Thomas Cautley (Compiler)
Great Britain. Assizes (Bury St. Edmunds) (Contributor)
Corder, William, 1803-1828 (Defendant)
Crewe, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquis of, 1858-1945 (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1828 (Questionable)
Place: London
Publisher: T.C. Newby
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents BIP (Curtis, J. Authentic) AL 01-355
Corder, William, 1803-1828 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Marten, Maria, 1801-1827
Murder -- England -- Polstead
Trials (Murder) -- England -- Bury St. Edmunds
Content: Binding: Half calf and marbled boards.
Content: Contains 10 water-color drawings, 9 pencil sketches, 2 full-page colored woodcuts and numerous other ill. Among them several portraits of Corder, some full length.
Content: Leaves ruled in red.
Content: Newspaper article from The Times Literary Supplement, Apr.19, 1928 (2 folded leaves) laid in.
Content: Provenance: Marquess of Crewe (bookplate).
Content: Two bookplates, one of the Marquess of Crewe, the other with coat of arms and motto "Anchora tutissima virtus."
Content: Binder's title: Maria Marten, murder in the Red Barn.
Content: Collection compiled by T.C. Newby, for a possible work on the murder. A.L.S. from Newby bound in (leaf 183).
Physical Description
Extent: 183 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15129684
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 004d61c0-c60a-012f-c746-58d385a7bc34
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