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Sharon Cummins collection, 2007

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Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains notes from Evergreen Cemetery, 1850 and 1860 censuses, and records from Kennebunk. The materials also include newspaper articles on the murder trial and an earlier description of the marriage and murder, which was included in the book Women Who Kill.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sharon Cummins researched the trial of Jane M. Swett, who was tried for the murder of her husband in Kennebunk in 1867.