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Letter : Wadham College [Oxford], to his sister Molly

Summary:A descriptive first-hand account of the famed murder trial of Mary Blandy, who in 1752 stood accused of poisoning her invalid father with white arsenic in his food, on the instructions of her aspiring lover, William Henry Cranstoun, who was, unbeknownst to her, already in possession of a wife, but was hungry for the £10,000 Miss Blandy was due to inherit.

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Letter : Henley, to William Toovey at Turvill Heath

ALS from Francis Blandy to William Toovey relating to legal instructions and referring to a certain person who “has been getting at knowledge of the affair in order to lessen your allowance.” Also with an 18th century newspaper clipping advertising a publication about Mary Blandy’s affair with Mr.

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