The collection contains a bound volume, "The Trial of John Hatfield," containing a handwritten account from the Carlisle Journal [England] re Hatfield's trial on charges including impersonating a member of Parliament (Alexander Augustus Hope) and forgery,
1803; together with copies of letters from Hope to the Rev. [W.?] Nicholson, 1804. Hatfield had married Mary Robinson, a Lake
District beauty, and as a result of the public outcry during the trial, poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
came to her defense. Hatfield was found guilty and hanged for his offences.
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