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(Untitled), [Jan] [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/19-27

Scope and Contents

Part of a draft letter from WSC (Home Office) concerning the case of David Davies ["the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]"] whose sentence WSC reprieved including discussion of the following points: Davies' criminal record which demonstrates sentences of "extraordinary severity" in comparison to examples taken from Calendars of Criminal Sessions; quotes from a petition made by Davies in 1909; the public attention which has been created by WSC's actions regarding the case; and the comments made by Sir Alfred Wills [see CHAR 12/9/18]. Typescript with manuscript additions in the hand of WSC.


  • Creation: [Jan] [1911]

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