Photographs mounted on paper, associated with the Julian Petroleum company with the captions: "View from summit," "Beatty, Nevada," and "Beatty." They are related to the oil field 2 miles west of Beatty that was operated by C. C. Julian's company, Julian Petroleum Corporation. The Beatty field was reported on in the Los Angeles Times in 1926.
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.
C. C. Julian was a con man who first hit oil in California in 1923 and over-sold shares in oil syndicates through the 1920'a into the 1930's. His business activities were repeatedly investigated. He committed suicide in Shanghai in 1934.
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.
Related to the article, "Seek Clew In Girl Branding; Police Hunt Hooded Pair of Mutilators; Fiery Cross Burned Into Flesh of Arm; K.K.K. Warnings Followed by Attack," Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 1926: A10.