English Crime and Execution Broadsides

An account of the execution of Mary Hardcastle: who was executed at the new drop, London, on Monday Aug. 23, 1824, for the murder of her male bastard child, by cutting its throat and concealing it in her bedroom, and afterwards throwing its mangled body upon the fire --it was nearly burnt to ashes when discovered by her fellow servant

Creator/Contributor:
Hardcastle, Mary, -1834, creator
Stephenson, William, 1797-1838, printer.
Creation Date:
[1824]
1824
Place Of Origin:
England
[Gateshead]
Publisher:
Reprinted for J. Cooper, by W. Stephenson.
Extent:
1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (wood engravings) ; 36.5 x 17 cm.
Language:
English
Genre:
biography
Wood engravings-England-19th century.
Broadsides-England-19th century.
Poetry
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Subjects:
Hardcastle, Mary
Infanticide--England--London
Repentance--Poetry
Trials (Infanticide)--England--London
Warnings--Poetry
Notes:
Date of imprint from date of execution.
Brief account of the trial, with a copy of a letter from Hardcastle to her mother, and two columns of verse. Hardcastle was 17 years old.
Verses begin : Young lovers all where e'er you be.
Wood engraving (3.5 x 4 cm.) : Woman with an infant on her lap.
Wood engraving (4 x 4.2 cm.) : Woman standing before a stove or fireplace.
Repository:
Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990081115270203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990081115270203941/catalog