"Lines On The Execution Of Dr Pritchard", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.
This song is about the execution of Dr Edward Pritchard (1825-1865), who was found guilty of the murder of his wife and mother-in-law in 1865. Pritchard was the last man to be hanged in public in Glasgow: a crowd of 80,000-100,000 was reported to have attended his execution outside the Justiciary Buildings in Saltmarket, opposite Glasgow Green.
Reference: GC 398.5 GLA
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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