MSS Finding Aids

Publication Date



This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small collection 443. Copies of legal papers setting the execution date of Jim Buckner, African American, Marion County, Kentucky, as 9 June 1911, and stay of execution by Acting Governor William Hopkinson Cox until 8 July 1911, because of the incompletion of the installation of the electrocution apparatus. Henry Thomas Hagerman, warden of Kentucky Penitentiary, Eddyville, attested to Buckner’s death.


Criminology | History | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | United States History



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