English Crime and Execution Broadsides

The life and execution of John Pegsworth: With a correct sketch of a letter sent to his wife on Monday; and also a copy of verses written by himself

Creator/Contributor:
Pegsworth, John, -1837, creator
Quick, J.V., -1853, printer.
Great Britain, Central Criminal Court.
Creation Date:
[1837]
1837
Place Of Origin:
England
[London]
Publisher:
Printed and published by J.V. Quick, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell
Extent:
1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (wood engravings) ; 37.3 x 25 cm.
Language:
English
Genre:
biography
Wood engravings-England-19th century.
Broadsides-England-19th century
Poetry
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
[Commentary] --Recorders report. --Letter. --Execution. A copy of verses.
Subjects:
Pegsworth, John
Ready, John Holiday
Executions and executioners--England--London
Insanity (Law)--England
Trials (Murder)--England--London
Warnings--Poetry
Notes:
Date of imprint from event.
Pegsworth was considered by some to have committed the murder during a bout of insanity. First section of text includes commentary on his mental condition.
Verses begin : You parents all now listen unto me.
Wood engraving (12.1 x 22.8 cm.) : Courtroom scene.
Wood engraving (7.8 x 9.9 cm.) : Shackled prisoner at desk in prison cell.
Wood engraving (6 x 7.3) set within ruled border (7.2 x 8.2 cm.) : Hanging scene before prison walls, with spectators.
Within a ruled border.
Repository:
Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990081063110203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990081063110203941/catalog