The Tichborne case in a nutshell

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Title

The Tichborne case in a nutshell

Subject

Tichborne, Roger, Sir
Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898
Pamphlets

Description

The Oliver Criminological Collection includes a substantial array of pamphlets, trial accounts, and popular ephemera from the sensational Tichborne Claimant case of the 1870s.

Orton, a butcher in Wagga Wagga, Australia, claimed to be Sir Roger Tichborne, who had been presumed lost at sea in 1854. Although Lady Tichborne, some other family members, and associates—over one hundred individuals—accepted him and initially supported his claim, Orton lost an 1871 trial over the Tichborne inheritance. He was then arrested on a charge of perjury, and, after a second trial, was convicted in 1874 and served ten years in prison. He died, impoverished, in 1898.

Abstract

Excerpt, showing the alleged tattoos of Sir Roger Tichborne, and cover of The Tichborne case in a nutshell : or, is it possible?

Creator

A Lover of Truth

Publisher

Holligsworth & Atkinson

Date Created

1874

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

John Rathbone Oliver Criminological Collection of the Harvard Medical Library (uncataloged)

Format

text

Extent

1 cover and 1 excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002874-75

Provenance

Gift of John Rathbone Oliver, M.D., to the Magrath Library of Legal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1936

Files

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Citation

A Lover of Truth, “The Tichborne case in a nutshell,” OnView, accessed July 15, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13074.