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422971
  • Title
    Account of an escape by an unknown convict, ca. 1840, together with a letter to Lord Denman, 18 August 1844
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 5536
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1840, 1844
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422971
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 2663, frames 1-21 (MLMSS 5536)
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • Scope and Content
    An unsigned and undated account in the form of petition addressed to "My Lord", probably Thomas, Lord Denman. The account is written by an unnamed convict and describes how he and another convict named Mahony stowed away on a ship sailing from Sydney and lived among cannibals on an island (possibly Fiji) where Mahony was eaten. Having travelled on a French ship to Tahiti the convict sailed to Liverpool, Quebec and Hull. He was eventually arrested in Manchester and brought to trial (7 pp.)
    A letter to Thomas, Lord Denman, 18 August 1844 concerning the commutation of sentences and related matters. The signature is indecipherable but the writer appears to be a Member of Parliament (4 pp.)
  • Source
    Acquired from Maggs Bros. London, 1991
  • General note

    Watermark 1832.
    Dated from internal evidence, the associated letter and by the fact that Lord Denman was appointed Lord Chief Justice of England in 1832 and presided over the Queen's Bench until 1850.
    Microfilm copy made (CY 2663), Feb. 1993.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823735
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