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"A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P703

Overview

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.

Dates

  • May 26, 1856

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 folder (1 leaf)

Physical Location

MS P703

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

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."
Title
Guide to the William Dawes Malton Verse Collection
Subtitle
"A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey"
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/8907849879
Preferred citation
"A groan from the lobby of the Old Bailey," MS P703, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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