English Crime and Execution Broadsides

Execution of Stephen Merrill Clark, which took place on Winter Island, Salem, Thursday, May 10, 1821: For the crime of arson

Creation Date:
1821.]
1821
Place Of Origin:
Massachusetts
[Salem, Mass.?
Publisher:
s.n.
Extent:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ill. (woodcut) : 46 x 28 cm
Language:
English
Genre:
biography
Broadsides-Massachusetts-19th century.
Broadsides-Massachusetts-Salem-19th century.
Broadside poems-Massachusetts-19th century.
Poetry
Trials, litigation, etc
Subjects:
Clark, Stephen Merrill--Poetry
Clark, Stephen Merrill--Trials, litigation, etc
Trials (Arson)--Massachusetts
Executions and executioners--Massachusetts--Salem
Warnings--Poetry
Places:
United States--Massachusetts--Salem
Notes:
Printed text within a border in four columns divided by single lines, with an introductory poem below title.
Verses begin: Be warn'd, ye youth, who see my sad despair.
Woodcut of a coffin initialed "SMC" at head of text, centered between columns of introductory poem.
Repository:
Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990148107630203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990148107630203941/catalog