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The murder of Jennie Cramer... The arrest of Blanche Douglass...



Item # 689305

August 07, 1881

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1881

* The murder of Jennie E. Cramer
* "The Elm City Tragedy" - New Haven's "Beautiful Victim"
* Blanche Douglass arrested


The front page has the single-column heading: "THE DEAD NEW HAVEN GIRL", with subheading: "A Warrant Issued For The Arrest Of The Douglass Woman", followed by additional details (see photos). This article provides coverage of the murder of Jennie E. Cramer (see background below).
Other interesting articles and period advertisements are found throughout. 
The issue is complete and in good condition, but is very fragile, has a few small margin tears, and a slightly rough left spine. Must be handled with care.
Background - Regarding this case, Encyclopedia.com states: "Possible witness bribery and an overly specific grand jury indictment helped wealthy defendants elude responsibility for one of Victorian New England's most notorious crimes...  The jury acquitted the defendants in less than an hour. Douglass, James, and Walter were freed, but charges that the Malleys had bought their freedom dogged the family for decades. Despite Walter Malley's outspoken desire to discover the real killers, the Cramer case remains unsolved."

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

Category: Post-Civil War