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title The Case of E.O. Brown
creator Bonnell, John Sutherland
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description On 20 January 1908 a sensational trial began in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. Mr. Edwin 0. Brown, 33, a lawyer with the Charlottetown firm of McLeod and Bentley, was charged with forging seven mortgages, the largest valued at $1,200. The case hinged on the question of Brown's sanity, and the trial was the centre of controversy. As the Crown prosecutor observed, it was the first case of its kind upon which a plea of insanity had been fought out in the Supreme Court. A city of only 11,500, Charlottetown did not see such events often, and hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the trial. Those too late to get into the courtroom had to be content to stand outside the brick courthouse on Queen Square.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1990
type Document
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identifier vre:islemag-batch2-356
source 27
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Case of E.O. Brown
creator Bonnell, John Sutherland
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description On 20 January 1908 a sensational trial began in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. Mr. Edwin 0. Brown, 33, a lawyer with the Charlottetown firm of McLeod and Bentley, was charged with forging seven mortgages, the largest valued at $1,200. The case hinged on the question of Brown's sanity, and the trial was the centre of controversy. As the Crown prosecutor observed, it was the first case of its kind upon which a plea of insanity had been fought out in the Supreme Court. A city of only 11,500, Charlottetown did not see such events often, and hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the trial. Those too late to get into the courtroom had to be content to stand outside the brick courthouse on Queen Square.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1990
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-356
source 27
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.