Auction Date: 30/06/2016 at 10:30 am
Crime and Punishment Dr Crippen’s prescription ledgers consisting of two tall folio ledgers both bearing red leather labels with the gilt legend ‘The preparations log books of Munyon Remedies London, removed by warrant reviewed in the murder trial of Dr H H Crippen found guilty and duly hanged Nov 23 1910’. Containing some press cuttings relating to the Crippen Case, some adverts taken from journals, a solicitor letter relating to chasing a debt (presumably this relates either to Munyon or Crippen), some American trade cards and a ms list of poisons. Crippen, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th c mainly because he was the first to be apprehended through the use of transatlantic radio, had worked for James Monroe Munyon, who made a fortune out of selling his so-called homeopathic remedies. It is rare to say the least that primary source evidence from such a spectacular and infamous trial should come on the market.