"Such Devils as Frank Almy Can Never Him Defy" [Broadside]. Beard, Alexander B. [Almy, Frank C.]. The Horrible Murder at Hanover, N.H.: Took Place July 21, 1891. Composed and Written While the Officers Were Seeking Almy. West Manchester, NH: [Published by the Author], 1891. 11" x 5-1/4" broadside, nine verses enclosed by typographical border below headline and small woodcut portrait of the author. Light soiling and edgewear, three fold lines, pin-holes at head and foot. A well-preserved copy of a rare item. $650. * Only edition. A verse account of woman's murder committed in Hanover, New Hampshire by a rejected suitor, Frank Almy. After the murder, he hid for a month in a barn. When he was eventually captured, the captors discovered that he was George Abbott, a fugitive who had escaped the New Hampshire State Prison while serving a term for burglary. OCLC locates 2 copies (University of Michigan, Yale). This broadside not in McDade.
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