Papers relating to his trial, 1850.


Webster, John White, 1793-1850. Papers relating to his trial, 1850.

Papers relating to his trial, 1850.

Papers relating to the trial of John W. Webster for the murder of George Parkman in Boston, Mass., on 23 Nov. 1849. Collection contains notes in the hand of Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw on the witnesses, circumstantial evidence, and homicide. Also, a copy of the indictment, judgment, and sentence, along with Webster's petition for a writ of error, among other items.

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Parkman, George, 1790-1849 (person)

Boston physician and murder victim. From the description of Letters received, ca. 1826-1847. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14445201 ...

Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861 (person)

Chief justice of Massachusetts, 1830-1860. His daughter Elizabeth married the author Herman Melville. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475395 Shaw was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860). Webster and Parkman were on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the time of Parkman's murder. From the description of Sentence of John W. Webster...

Webster, John White, 1793-1850 (person)

Harvard professor; murderer of Dr. Parkman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1824 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586850 Murderer of Dr. George Parkman. From the description of Letter : to William Hickling Prescott, 1850 Aug. 29. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41415981 Professor of chemistry at Harvard University. From the description of Letter, 1845, Sept. 24 : Cambridg...