The Charley Ross Kidnapping

Ross, Christian K. The Father's Story of Charley Ross, the Kidnapped Child: Containing a Full and Complete Account of the Abduction of Charles Brewster Ross From the Home of His Parents in Germantown. Philadelphia: J.E. Potter, 1876.
(Sabin Americana)
Hathi Trust copy (1878 ed.)


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New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Follow the aftermath of the kidnapping in the New York Times archive and note the second spike in coverage of the case in the twenties.


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About Charley Ross

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Ross, Christian K. The Father's Story of Charley Ross, the Kidnapped Child: Containing a Full and Complete Account of the Abduction of Charles Brewster Ross From the Home of His Parents in Germantown. Philadelphia: J.E. Potter, 1876.
https://archive.org/details/fathersstoryofch00rossrich