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1873

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The cover of a nineteenth-century American crime pamphlet about the infamous Lydia Sherman, who poisoned to death a number of her husbands and several of her children over a number of years in Connecticut. She is also referred to as "The Derby Poisoner."

Full title: "The poison fiend! : life, crimes, and conviction of Lydia Sherman, (the modern Lucretia Borgia), recently tried in New Haven, Conn., for poisoning three husbands and eight of her children ; her life in full!, exciting account of her trial, the fearful evidence ; the most startling and sensational series of crimes ever committed in this country ; her conviction and confession."

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