Photograph of a “Golden Rule” notebook belonging to William Edward Hickman. Hickman kidnapped for ransom and murdered Marion Parker, aged 12. The notebook was retrieved after Hickman's capture in Echo, Oregon, and was investigated to ascertain whether Hickman had a female accomplice in Parker’s kidnapping. It is not clear whether the notebook was photographed in 1927 or 28. Hickman was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Another court document for a C. C. Julian case has a caption identifying it as an exhibit in a case in Judge Doran's court (image ark no. 21198/zz002cv8xp). Proceedings against C. C. Julian in Judge Doran's court are reported in the Los Angeles Times from 1926 through 1928.
Three threatening notes received by Lalla Vennum, and her mother, that warn the Lalla to marry Ed Mylar. Note #1, "You got her away but it will do no good. Well get both." Note #2, "Warning. Lalla Vennum You and E.D. Mylar must be married within 2 days or you'll both wish you had. K.K.K." Note #3, (mostly illegible), includes "final notice."
This confession appears in the article, "Five Deaths Confessed. Northcott Cites Nine Murders. Walter Collins and Winslow Boys Named as Victims; Father Accused. Youth Breaks on Desert Trip; Louis Winslow's Death Laid to Nephew." Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 1928: pg. 1.
Ransom letter, demanding money for the return of kidnapping victim Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed.