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Burke, William, 1792-1829 (serial killer)

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Burke and Hare scrapbook, c1829

 Item — Box: EUA Acc.2015/005 (grey box)
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A2/21/1
Scope and Contents This volume contains ballads, news reports and posters, all connected with the trial of Burke and Hare for the West Port murders in 1828. Much of the material is unique and includes a letter written in Burke’s own blood taken from his head after his execution, said to have been written by Professor Alexander Monro. This complements his actual skeleton in the University of Edinburgh Anatomy Museum.
Dates: c1829