Publisher Information: 1854-1867.
[Taylor, Alfred Swaine (1806-80).] Six autograph letters signed to Taylor from Walter Clegg (d. 1900), a coroner in Boston, England, plus cutting from the Boston and Louth Guardian (7[?] September 1854) titled “The late inquest in Skirbeck.” 18+ pages total (letters) plus cutting. Boston [England], 13 Sept. 1854 – 2 Oct. 1867. Various sizes; largest measures 201 x 125 mm. Slight rodent damage to one letter, not affecting text, but very good. Docketed by Taylor.
Series of letters on forensic cases from Walter Clegg, coroner at Boston in Lincolnshire (U.K.), to Alfred Swaine Taylor, founder of forensic toxicology and the leading medical jurist in England in the mid-nineteenth century; see below for further information on Taylor. The letters from Clegg were written over a 13-year period, and mention cases of opium poisoning, arsenic poisoning, violent murder, self-inflicted wounds to the throat and carotid artery, rapid putrefaction, etc. The newspaper cutting discusses the inquest on the opium poisoning case.Book Id: 45054