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The fall of the house of Walworth a tale of murder and madness in Saratoga"s gilded age by Geoffrey O"Brien

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Walworth, Mansfield Tracy, -- 1830-1873,
  • Walworth, Mansfield Tracy, -- 1830-1873 -- Family,
  • Walworth, Frank H. -- 1853-1886,
  • Walworth, Clara Grant, -- b. 1886,
  • Families -- New York (State) -- Saratoga Springs -- Biography,
  • Mental illness -- New York (State) -- Saratoga Springs -- History -- 19th century,
  • Parricide -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century,
  • Social change -- New York (State) -- Saratoga Springs -- History,
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) -- Biography,
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGeoffrey O"Brien.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF129.S3 O24 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24028748M
ISBN 109780805081152
LC Control Number2010000394
OCLC/WorldCa468976464

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