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Prepared by Dyani Scheuerman, February 17, 2003
1 document case, .33 cubic feet, 11th floor
Charles George Hodgson was the Superintendant of the London City Police Force. He was involved in the 1863 case of Pietro Rinaldi v. the Queen, concerning forgery by photography. This case was considered novel and groundbreaking at the time, because the defendant's lawyer argued that photography was not covered under the laws cited.
This collection includes various correspondence and papers both written and received by Charles George Hodgson. They range from personal letters to several dealing with professional matters and police business. Included are a number of letters from the Espinasse family to Charles Hodgson, Senior, a group from the French and Belgian Police concerning the cases of Mazzini, Liverani, Goeringer, and various jewel thefts, updates on the forgery through photography case of Pietro Rinaldi v. the Queen, and a group of letters concerning the disabled Selina Kelly and her applications for aid. Various personal papers and publications dealing with the London City Police are also included. The collection is arranged chronologically, with several undated items placed at the end of the listing.
This collection was donated to Kent State University by Albert and Helen Borowitz.
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