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  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Lamson murder case collection
    creator: Stanford University
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0861
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1992
    Abstract: 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.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Lamson Murder Case Collection (SC0861). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Trials (Murder) -- California.
    Lamson, Allene Warden Thorpe, d. 1933.
    Lamson, David Albert.
    Stanford University