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Trial of the City of Glasgow Bank Directors

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Trial of the City of Glasgow Bank Directors

The second title in the NBT series was TRIAL OF THE CITY OF GLASGOW BANK DIRECTORS edited by William Wallace. A catalogue issued in 1954 by William Hodge gave the following description of the case: “On 1st October, 1878, a sensation was caused in business circles by the stoppage of the City of Glasgow Bank following a resolution of the Directors. Accounts had been deliberately falsified, securities entered at fictitious values, bad debts taken as good assets, and the gold which ought to have been held against the note issue deliberately squandered to the extent of over £300,000. The Government...

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1905: First title added to the Notable British Trials series

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1905: First title added to the Notable British Trials series

  The first title in the NBT series, Trial of Madeleine Smith, appeared in 1905, edited by A. Duncan Smith. A catalogue issued in 1954 by William Hodge gave the following description of the case: “Madeleine Smith, the daughter of a well-known and respected citizen of Glasgow, was tried at Edinburgh in June, 1857, for the murder of Pierre Emile L’Angelier. When still young Madeleine made the acquaintance of L’Angelier, who was a clerk in a Glasgow warehouse and much below her in social station. From the first their association was of a clandestine nature; meetings and interviews became frequent,...

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