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Gillette, Chester.
Inclusive Dates:
1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939, 
Abstract:
Materials relating to the trial and execution of Chester Gillette for the murder of Grace Brown in 1905, including photocopies of correspondence, autopsy reports, court records, hotel records, a judgement of the appeal to the Supreme Court, judges remarks, a prison statement about Gillette's execution, trial description, list of witnesses, love letters of Gillette and Grace Brown, newspapers clippings, and a telegram to Judge Ward. This case served as the basis of Theodore Dreiser's novel, American tragedy.
Type of Material:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Judicial records.
Subject:
New York State
Murder, New York (State) -- Case studies.
Murder victims -- New York (State)
Murderers -- New York (State)
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State)