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The Trial of Leo Frank

 

These are items related to the trial of Leo Max Frank who was accused of the murder of Mary Phagan in 1913.

 

Murder of Little Mary Phagan (by Mary Phagan [grandniece], 1987)                       Facsimiles as a PDF file     15MB

Extract on the Frank case from American State Trials, Vol. X, 1918 by John D. Lawson                                       9MB

Index for the above - These refer to PDF pages, not original document pages:

Witnesses for the State - 35
Evidence for the Prisoner - 52
Speeches to the Jury:  Hooper - 96; Arnold - 108; Rosser - 129; Dorsey - 147

Verdict and Sentence - 252
Subsequent History - 255

The Frank Case by the Atlanta Publishing Co., 1913                                                                                           13MB

The Leo Frank Review by Dr. Edward R. Fields                                                                                                  470kB

Argument of Hugh M. Dorsey                                                                                                                                590kB

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Watson's Magazine - January 1915 This magazine contains the start of a full review of the Leo Frank case. 5.4 MB
Watson's Magazine - March 1915 Watson's Magazine with Thomas Watson's exposť of Leo Frank's case and the strong evidence against him. 6.0 MB
Watson's Magazine - August 1915 This magazine contains an editorial about the Leo Frank case. 6.1 MB
Watson's Magazine - September 1915 Watson's Magazine with Thomas Watson's exposť of Leo Frank's case and the strong evidence against him. 5.9 MB
Watson's Magazine - October 1915 Another Watson's Magazine; this from October of 1915 and more chronicles of the Frank case. 6.3 MB


EXTRACT FROM THE ABOVE ISSUES OF WATSON'S MAGAZINE pertaining to the Leo Frank case. 212 pages, 20 MB.
Note that two orig. pages 233 (August) & 295 (September) were deleted, being only advertisements. 

EXTRACT from Instauration Magazine on the "Rehabilitation" of Leo Frank.

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Transcript of Record, Supreme Court, Oct 1914, No. 775, Leo M. Frank vs. C. Wheeler Mangum, Sheriff of Fulton County, Georgia, 50 pages at a time:

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 1                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 7

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 2                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 8

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 3                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 9

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 4                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 10

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 5                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 11

Frank vs. Mangum, Part 6                                                        Frank vs. Mangum, Part 12

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START HERE:  This extracted image is the master index for the whole Supreme Court of Georgia trial record.

NOTE:  Most of these files have been optimized and are under 24 MB each:

Frank Clemency    -    Signed by Gov. John M. Slayton, 21 Jun 1915

Frank Petition        -    Leo M. Frank vs. C. Wheeler Mangum, Sheriff of Fulton Co., GA, 17 Dec 1914  

First Appeal           -    Legal document archive 1 Nov 1913

Motion for New Trial 1                                                                 -    Legal document archive Nov 1913

Motion for New Trial 2                                                                 -    Legal document archive Nov 1913

Motion for New Trial 3 with Exhibits and Charge to Jury             -    Legal document archive Nov 1913

Brief of Evidence State's Case 1

Brief of Evidence State's Case 2

Leo Frank Defense Case 1

Leo Frank Defense Case 2

Leo Frank Defense Case 3

Leo Frank Defense Case 4                      State Rebuttal

Leo Frank Defense Case 5                      State Rebuttal and Defense Exhibits

Leo Frank Defense Case 6                      Frank vs. State of Georgia - Motion for New Trial - printed

Leo Frank Defense Case 7                      Frank vs. State of Georgia - cont'd - printed     UPDATED 12/26/10

Leo Frank Defense Case 8                      Exhibits and Index of Witnesses - printed

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 1

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 2

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 3        -    includes cert from microfilm lab

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 4

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 5        -    With State's exhibits

Leo Frank vs. State of Georgia printed Brief of Evidence 6        -    With defendant's exhibits

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 1         -     Legal document archive May 1914

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 2         -     State's response to amendments

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 3         -     Includes the letters of Jim Conley

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 4         -     Counter-showing of the State

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 5         -      cont'd

Bill of Indictment and Extraordinary Motion for New Trial 6         -      End of Bill of Exceptions

Motion to Set Aside Verdict and State's Demurrer                      -      Legal document archive Oct 1914

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SEPIA-TONE, REDUCED-SIZE VERSIONS of several files:

Application for Executive Clemency                                           States Exhibit A

Charge of the Court                                                                   States Exhibit K

Gov. Slaton Hung in Effigy                                                         States Exhibit Y

Gov. Slaton's Grant of Executive Clemency                               States Exhibit Z

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EXTERNAL LINKS:

METAPEDIA ARTICLE from a thoroughly unsympathetic source (to Leo Frank, that is).

The New South and Leo Frank Historical Documents.  A "Georgia Stories" compendium.

ADDITIONAL PICS related to the case.  If link ceases to work, try ARCHIVE OF IMAGES here.

NYT Article from 1914.  Link to PDF shows some chicanery on the part of the Frank defense team.  ARCHIVE.

http://www.honestmediatoday.com/leo_frank.htm

http://leofrank.org/

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