Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Broadside of Scot Who Emigrated to Ontario Then Murdered His Brother!

The National Library of Scotland has digitized the Broadsides in their possession. These were one page newssheets with the stories of the day. Similar in some respects to the scandal rags of today (National Enquirer, Star, etc) and often contained juicy gossip of the local folk. They were pasted onto lamp posts, trees, the sides of buildings or market stalls. Here is one for a man who emigrated to Canada and was subsequently executed in Brockville ON for the murder of his brother:

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