Prepared by Kate Medicus, May 10, 2000; Revised by Cara Gilgenbach, April 2010
3 document cases, 1 boxed volume, 1.16 cubic feet, 11th floor
Scope and Content: This collection includes a variety of manuscript materials relating to true crime and to crime, detective, and mystery writing.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in chronological order with undated items placed at the the end of the chronological order. Some items have been boxed separately due to their size.
Acquisition Information: Most of the collection is the gift of Albert and Helen Borowitz; some items have been purchased to complement the Borowitz Collection.
Restrictions on Use: Materials described below are the copyright of their respective authors. This material may not be published without permission of copyright owners.
-- 1824, Feb. 6. Probert, William. To Mr. Howard. [autograph letter, signed], 2 p.
-- 1828, Apr. 21. Probert, William. To Mr. Cotton. [autograph letter, signed], 1 p.
- Probert asks Mr. Cotton to provide him with the names of the jury members who tried his case as his brother-in-law has received a "Petition" to meet with them.
-- 1909, Sept. 7. W. Hodge & Co. To George R. Sims. [typewritten letter, signed]. 1 p.
-- 1911, March 13. Cleary, James. To "Dagonet." [autograph letter, signed]. 2 p.
- Informs Sims of the publication of Notable English Trials and asks for suggestions for suitable trials to include in future volumes.
-- 1911, March 24. Atlay, J. B. To [George R.] Sims. [autograph letter, signed]. 2 p.
- Cleary indicates that the Trial of the Stauntons publication is causing those involved in the case much pain and disturbance.
- Thanks Sims for sending the Cleary letter to him and corrects some of the criticisms expressed in it.
[Note: F. Tennyson Jesse edited the case for Notable British Trials. O'Donnell was called to the murder scene and testified at the trial].
-- 1935, June 13. O'Donnell, Dr. William. To Sir. [autograph letter, signed]. 1 p.
-- 1935, June 19. O'Donnell, Dr. William. To [F.] Tennyson Jesse. [autograph letter, signed]. 14 p.
- Agrees to be interviewed by F. Tennyson Jesse.
-- 1935, June 21. O' Donnell, Dr. William. To [F.] Tennyson Jesse. [autograph letter, signed]. 7 p.
- Discusses the case.
- Discusses the case.