Cruel Murder Committed by Robert Johnstone, on the Body of Miss Jane Henderson, Near Rosevale Village on the banks of the Humber, a few miles from Hull, on Saturday, 27th June, 1863.

[Paisley? Glasgow?]: Printed for the Booksellers, 1863. First edition. Removed chapbook, 6 x 3.75 inches, 8 pages. Fore-edge trimmed somewhat aslant, but not touching text; a trifle toned; in very good condition. Item #17488

The son of a respectable farmer was carrying on an "illicit connection" with Jane Henderson, whom he was courting; when she became pregnant, Johnstone turned his attentions to a young woman who might bring a "considerable fortune" to a marriage. Johnstone lured Henderson to the banks of the Humber with a brief note promising reconciliation, slit her throat and threw her body into the river. The body and the note were discovered together and Johnstone confessed.

Price: $125.00

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