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Author Wesson, Marianne.

Title A death at Crooked Creek : the case of the cowboy, the cigarmaker, and the love letter / Marianne Wesson.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  346.08632 W519 2013    ---  Lib Use Only
 Eureka Non-Fiction  346.73 Wes    ---  Available
 Parsons Kansas Collection  KS 346.73 W515    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  346.086 Wes    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xxvi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Series Kansas Notable Book ; 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-378) and index.
Contents Important characters in the story of the Hillmon case -- Timeline of events important to the Hillmon litigation -- A winter journey leads to an inquest : 1879 -- The parties ready their cases for trial : 1879-1882 -- The Hillmon case is tried before a jury : 1882 -- The case is tried twice more, and a surprising objection is made : 1884-1888 -- The Supreme Court hears a case of "graveyard insurance" : 1892 -- John Hillmon is reported to be alive as the arduous fourth trial proceeds : 1893-95 -- The fifth trial progresses briskly but ends inconclusively, and New York Life capitulates : 1896-1899 -- The Hillmon case is tried for the last time : 1899 -- The century turns, and the Hillmon case is concluded : 1900-1903.
Summary Discusses a landmark Supreme Court case on the admissibility of hearsay evidence involving a dead cowboy, his widow, and a $25,000 insurance policy.
Source NBK 7/14 PPL
Subject Hillmon, Sallie E. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century.
Insurance fraud -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century -- Cases.
Evidence, Hearsay -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Cases.
ISBN 9780814784563 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814784569 (cloth : alk. paper)

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