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Mary Ann Cotton....

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October 19, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1872

* Mary Ann Cotton arrested
* English serial killer

The front page has a very interesting article with the headings: "A Female Poisoner", "An Extraordinary Story of Crime" which tell of the recent arrest of famous English serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton. See photos for text here.

Other news of the day throughout with a page 6 notice for Ulysses S. grant for president (see photos).

This issue is complete in 12 pages, and in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Mary Ann Cotton (born Mary Ann Robson on October 1832 in Low Moorsley, County Durham – died 24 March 1873) was an English serial killer believed to have murdered up to 21 people, mainly by arsenic poisoning.

Category: Post-Civil War