Am I the real Sir Roger

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Title

Am I the real Sir Roger

Subject

Tichborne, Roger, Sir
Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898
Etchings (prints)
Poetry

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

Poem entitled Am I the real Sir Roger and etching portrait related to the Tichborne Claimant case

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1875, circa

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 poem and 1 etching

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

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

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/am_I_the_real_sir_roger.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Am I the real Sir Roger,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13075.