This ebook contains copies of John White Webster's notes to his lawyers
during his trial for the murder of George Parkman. The copies were
supplied to Dr. Papenfuse by the Massachusetts
Historical Society. The
following description was taken from the their catalogue (ABIGAIL) on 9/8/2006.
The copies are provided here courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical
Society for educational purposes only which includes transcription in http://editonline.us
for students and volunteers who have permission. Permission
to quote from the papers or to retain copies must be obtained from the
Massachusetts Historical Society. Proceed to the first
page of the notes by clicking on the above hyperlink, or here.
John White Webster Papers,
Database: Massachusetts Historical Society
Call number(s): Ms. N-96
Creator: Webster, John White, 1793-1850.
Title: John White Webster papers, 1837-1850; bulk: 1850.
Description: 1 box and 1 box of photocopies.
Scope: Disbound volume containing notes on the trial of Professor John
White Webster for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, presumably taken by
one of Webster's two lawyers, Pliny Merrick and Edward D. Sohier. Includes
Webster's memoranda to Sohier and Merrick, and letters from various people
offering speculations on the case. Also includes Nathaniel Bowditch's invitation
to John W. Webster's electromagnetism lecture; and broadsides requesting
information and offering rewards for the murder of Dr. George Parkman,
Local notes: Photocopies available for use in the Reading Room.
Removed from the G.F. Hoar Papers.
Formerly cataloged as "J.W. Webster."
Subject(s): Parkman, George, 1790-1849.
Other Author(s): Merrick, Pliny, 1794-1867.
Sohier, Edward Dexter, 1810-1888.