Monday, 29 December 2008

There's been a murrrderrr....!

The website of the National Archives of Scotland has an online case study depicting the records it holds concerning a 100 year old murder. On December 21st 1908, 82 year old Marion Gilchrist was bludgeoned to death in her house whilst her maidservant was out buying a newspaper. A man called Oscar Slater was found guilty of the crime, and served over 18 years detention, in what many belived to be a grave miscarriage of Scottish justice. Amongst those fighting to clear his name was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

To read the story and to examine the holdings of the National Archives, which reveal that story, visit www.nas.gov.uk/about/081214.asp .

Chris

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