Crittenden family papers  1837-1907 (bulk 1849-1889)
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The following photographs are housed in the Clements Library Graphics Division:

Related Materials

The Clements Library's James V. Medler crime collection contains a letter from a San Francisco resident, who discussed the Crittenden murder trial in some detail (June 4, 1871).

The following institutions contain material related to the Crittenden family:

  • The National Archives: Letters of recommendation for Alexander Parker Crittenden and the service record of William Henry Powell, the Union officer who ordered the execution of Churchill Crittenden
  • The Rosenberg Library: letters from and about Alexander Parker Crittenden
  • Texas State Archives, Austin, Texas: Samuel A Roberts to M.B. Lane recommending Alexander Parker Crittenden for an appointment
  • Tulane University Library: from Alexander Parker Crittenden to Albert Sidney Johnson
  • The University of Washington Digital Libraries Collection holds Digitized Letters from the Crittenden Family
  • West Point Library: letters from Marlborough Churchill

Fair, Laura D. Wolves in the Fold: A Lecture. San Francisco, Cal.: Laura D. Fair, 1873.

Official Report of the Trial of Laura D. Fair, for the Murder of Alex P. Crittenden: Including the Testimony, the Arguments of Counsel, and the Charge of the Court ... : With Portraits of the Defendant and the Deceased. San Francisco: San Francisco Co-operative Print. Co., 1871.

Lamott, Kenneth. Who killed Mr. Crittenden?: Being a True Account of the Notorious Murder that Stunned San Francisco--the Laura D. Fair Case. New York: David McKay company, Inc., 1963.