HISTORY: This Collection was purchased by the Mercantile Library in 2000.

SCOPE: The collection is comprised of newspaper clippings from the Freeman´s Journal, ranging from November 2nd, 1880 through January 27, 1881. It concerns the the trial of fourteen individuals including several members of Parliament who were accused of conspiracy to prevent the payment of rent, resist the process of ejectment, prevent the taking of farms from which tenants have be evicted and conspiracy to create ill will among her Majesty´s subject.s

HOLDINGS: 1 scrapbook, approximately .5 linear feet.

ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-240 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.