Summons to Charles T. Jackson and others, January 1, 1850. Page 01-02.

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Title

Summons to Charles T. Jackson and others, January 1, 1850. Page 01-02.

Subject

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880.
Lewis, Winslow, 1799-1875.
Medical jurisprudence.
Parkman, George, 1790-1849.
Webster, John White, 1793-1850.

Description

Following the discovery of charred human bones and some artificial teeth in the laboratory of John White Webster, Harvard's Erving Professor of Chemistry, scientific experts were called in to provide anatomical and chemical analyses of the remains on December 2, 1849. The letter from Charles T. Jackson, describing some of the chemical findings, was addressed to Winslow Lewis, who headed a committee charged with making a post-mortem report which was then used as evidence in the 1850 trial of John White Webster for the murder of George Parkman. Winslow Lewis, Charles T. Jackson, and other members of the medical committee were examined as part of the proceedings on March 20 and 21.

Creator

Boston (Mass.). Municipal Court.

Source

Lloyd E. Hawes collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967.

Date Created

1850-01-01.

Format

text

Extent

1 printed document completed in manuscript.

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

H MS c1 [uncataloged additions].

Provenance

Purchased by Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes for the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1973.

Files

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Citation

Boston (Mass.). Municipal Court., “Summons to Charles T. Jackson and others, January 1, 1850. Page 01-02.,” OnView, accessed April 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17802.