A Contemporary Verse Account of the Mannings and Their Crime [Broadside]. [Murder]. Manning, Frederick George [1820-1849]. Manning Marie DeRoux [d. 1849]. Execution of the Mannings. [London: S.n., 1849]. 10" x 7-1/4" broadside. eight-stanza verse text in two columns separated by typographical rule below headline and woodcut execution scene surrounded by single-column text. Light browning, minor edgewear, small stain near upper right corner, "13 Nov. 1849" in early penciled hand near lower right corner. $750. * This broadside relates to a notable nineteenth-century murder case in London. O'Connor, a domestic servant, was the former lover of Marie DeRoux Manning. He was murdered by Marie and her husband, Frederick George Manning. The motivation was greed; O'Connor was a successful moneylender and investor. The case attracted a good deal of public attention and became known as the "Bermondsey Horror." Eventually apprehended, the husband and wife were hanged on November 13, 1849. This execution was the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700. Dickens witnessed the execution and wrote an account of it that was published in The Times. He based a character on Marie Manning, Mademoiselle Hortense, Lady Dedlock's maid in Bleak House. The upper part of this broadside describe the execution and reprint the texts of the final letters exchanged by the Mannings. The verses recount the events of the crime and execution. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.
Book number 71890