The Affair of the Veiled Murderess: An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery

The Affair of the Veiled Murderess: An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery

by Jeanne Winston Adler

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ISBN-13: 9781438435480
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Pages: 323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeanne Winston Adler is the author of Early Days in the Adirondacks: The Photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard and the editor of In the Path of War: Children of the American Revolution and Chainbreaker’s War: A Seneca Chief Remembers the American Revolution. She lives in Salem, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Troy, New York, 1853 1

Part 1 Henrietta Robinson, Spring 1852-Spring 1853

1 River Street 9

2 May 25 21

3 The New Prisoner 31

Part 2 John C. Mather, Birth (1813)-Spring 1853

4 Introducing John C. Mather 41

5 Rise 47

6 Trouble 53

Part 3 Pretrial, June 1853-April 1854

7 Contagion 63

8 Long Hot Summer Into Fall 73

9 Limbo Time 79

Part 4 Trial, May 1854

10 Day One-Officers of the Court 87

11 Day Two-The Doctors 95

12 Day Three-The Veil 101

13 Day Four-Bombshell 107

14 Day Five-Some Antebellum Lore 115

15 Day Six-Verdict 125

Part 5 The Veiled Murderess, June 1854-August 1855

16 Settled But Not Settled 135

17 Breaking of the Storm 139

18 More Mather 151

19 Trends 155

20 Charlotte Wood 159

21 Lively Season 163

22 "Admiral Pagnum's Daughter" 173

23 Angel of Mercy 177

24 Departure 189

Part 6 Irish Answer, 1851 and the Deeper Past

25 Susan Gaynor 197

26 Immigrants and Others 205

Part 7 Later Life and Legend, September 1855-May 1905

27 The Sing Sing Years 213

28 Auburn 229

29 Charlotte Doolittle Norris 237

30 Finale 247

Part 8 Conclusion

31 What Really Happened 253

Appendix I The Wood Daughters 259

Appendix II The Duke of Kent Business 263

Notes 267

Index 307

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