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Claude L'Engle Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: PKY 88.028

Scope and Content

This scrapbook contains news clippings covering the trial of Graham v. L'Engle, 1907.

Dates

  • 1907

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Claude L'Engle was a noted news editor and supporter of Gov. Napoleon Broward. After Broward was elected to office L'Engle became state printer. In 1907 L'Engle was almost arrested for libel against John Graham- his arrest being prevented only by the personal influence of the newly elected governor. L'Engle alleged a conspiracy against Peter O. Knight, a corporate lawyer who L'Engle had targeted in several of his articles for influencing the Manatee County officials in his attempted arrest. What followed was an interesting trial in which L'Engle was eventually acquitted.

Extent

0.03 Linear feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

One news clipping scrapbook containing news coverage of the controversy surrounding a libel suit concerning John Graham, put forth by Peter O. Knight against Claude L'Engle.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Title
A Guide to the Claude L'Engle Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson
Date
December 2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755