Catalogue description Director of Public Prosecutions: Case Papers, Old Series

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Title: Director of Public Prosecutions: Case Papers, Old Series

Files of case papers consisting of police and other reports for the years 1889-1930; copies of depositions and exhibits; counsel's briefs and papers; and correspondence.

The series includes material concerning many well known cases, including papers relating to Adolf Beck, Horatio Bottomley, Dr Hawley Crippen, Arthur Lynch, Emmeline Pankhurst, Frederick Seddon, Oscar Wilde and Sir Roger Casement. There are also a number of papers, from 1889 to 1892, concerning the 'Cleveland Street scandal' and some papers arising from the raid by Leander Jameson into the Transvaal in 1895.

The bulk of the papers are copies.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1889-1930
Related material:

Information on the outcome of these cases is not held by The National Archives.

Separated material:

Original documents were returned to their owners by the Clerk of the Court, or the Director, at the conclusion of the trial, apart from reports and correspondence; consequently.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 136 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1960 Department of The Director of Public Prosecutions

Accruals: Series is accruing

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