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Guide to the Lamson Murder Case Collection
SC0861  
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Description
Collection includes clippings about the murder of Allene Thorpe Lamson and the trials of David Lamson, 1933-1992; photocopy of the testimony of police chief H. A. Zink; original typescript of D. L. Webster's "Notes on Investigation of the Physical Evidence in the Lamson Bathroom," with accompanying photographs, 1934; three notebooks kept during the trials, partially using shorthand (no author noted); copy of Russell and Winters' book THE CASE OF DAVID LAMSON (1934); photographs of the house the Lamsons lived in, taken in 1992; and miscellaneous materials on David and Allene Lamson copied from various Stanford publications.
Background
Allene Thorpe Lamson, wife of Stanford Press employee David Lamson, was found dead in her campus home on Memorial Day 1933. David Lamson was charged with her murder, tried and convicted, but was granted a new trial; all charges against him were dropped in April 1936.
Extent
0.5 linear foot
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.