"A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey"
The verse, "A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey", tells of the difficulty of dealing with the crowds and being allowed to enter the courtroom at the Old Bailey in London, England. Penciled notes on the leaf attribute the verse to Captain William Dawes Malton (flourished 1856-1884) and ascribe the occasion as the trial of Palmer. Malton, a military man and author, probably wrote this verse on the occasion of the trial of Samuel Palmer in May 1856.
- May 26, 1856
- Malton, William D. (William Dawes) (Person)
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1 folder (1 leaf)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.
Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38:67A, formerly part of temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."
- Guide to the William Dawes Malton Verse Collection
- "A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey"
- Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
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"A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey," MS P703, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas