newspaper accounts of the Pocasset murder (Edith Burgess Freeman, d. 1879)


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selected newspaper articles about the Pocasset murder


Posted here is a downloadable Word file comprised of transcripts of newspaper articles about the so called Pocasset murder of Edith Burgess Freeman by her father, Charles F. Freeman, on Cape Cod in 1879.

The murder was widely covered nationwide. Selected articles about the case have been transcribed here. It should be noted that many newspapers copied accounts that had been published elsewhere.

My thanks to Stephen Best for copying me on key articles on the Pocasset murder: Indianapolis News, May 6, 1879 and a series of articles that appeared sequentially in the Falmouth (MA) Enterprise on June 8, July 12, July 15, and July 19, 1938. These key articles follow immediately in the attached document. Other articles transcribed by Roger W. Smith are included on following pages; these articles were contemporaneous with the case (with the exception of one retrospective article published in 1885) and are ordered chronologically.


— Roger W. Smith

     August 2016

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