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Confession of Harry Orchard

Identifier: C MSS Mflm46

Scope and Contents

Microfilm copy of original confession taken by James McParland of Pinkerton National Detective Agency, January 27-31, 1906, at the Idaho State Penitentiary; draft prepared for use by Idaho state attorneys in the Steunenburg murder trial.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Went by the name of Harry Orchard. Paid union terrorist. Hired by the Western Federation of Miners to kill former Idaho governor, Frank Steunenburg. Died in prison in 1954.


1 microfilm reel

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.


From the Calvin Cobb papers in the Idaho Historical Society, Boise.


Missing pages 81-133 (chapters 8-10).

Finding Aid for the Confession of Harry Orchard,1906[microform]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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