William Hartley (1862-1937) was an early Fleet Street photographer whose fame was achieved from his court room sketches from the Old Bailey, Bow Street and other famous courts. Six volumes of his original sketches were donated to the world famous Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard, covering the period from 1893 to 1918, when many classic murder cases took place including Dr Crippen.
This is the sixth in a series on Special Collections. The other lectures in this series are on the following collections:
The Guildhall Library
British Architectural Library, RIBA
The Library and Archives of the Society of Friends
The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library
St. Paul's Cathedral