Letters to an Ohio Prosecutor [Manuscript Archive]. [Lawyers]. [Taylor, Clyde A.]. [Letters Addressed to Jefferson, Ohio, Prosecutor Clyde A. Taylor]. Mostly Jefferson, OH, 1906-1907. 144 items comprising single-leaf, bifolio and multipage manuscript and typescript letters, 3 printed documents, sizes range from 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" to 11" x 8-1/2." Light toning to light browning, occasional fold lines and edgewear. $950. * An interesting archive that illuminates the daily work of an Ohio prosecutor in the early 1900s. Written by people ranging from local citizens to lawyers, most of the letters concern legal cases and requests for legal action. Subjects include a complaint of witness tampering, juveniles breaking windows, the sale of a horse with undisclosed health issues and, more seriously, a report of a teenage girl who was raped twice. (The girl did not report the crimes. The author of this letter knew about them because he supplied this girl with an instrument to perform an abortion after the second rape.) There are also groups of letters concerning cases against insurance agents and a dispute between the federal government and Ashtabula County, Ohio. An interesting letter concerns an effort to organize a campaign to have President Roosevelt pardon someone (who we have not been able to identify).
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