A Plea for Roger

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Title

A Plea for Roger

Subject

Tichborne, Roger, Sir
Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898
Engravings (prints)
Poetry
Satires (document genre)

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, including this broadside satirical poem defending the claims of Arthur Orton to be the missing Tichborne heir.

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

Satirical poem entitled A Plea for Roger and engraving related to the Tichborne Claimant case

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Disley

Date Created

1874, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

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

Format

text

Extent

1 poem and 1 engraving

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/plea_for_roger.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “A Plea for Roger,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13076.