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A Guide to the Claude L'Engle Scrapbook

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: L'Engle, Claude
Title: Claude L'Engle Scrapbook
Dates: 1907
Abstract: One news clipping scrapbook containing news coverage of the controversy surrounding a libel suit concerning John Graham, put forth by Peter O. Knight against Claude L'Engle.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 1 volume.
Identification: PKY 88.028
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Claude L'Engle was a noted news editor and supporter of Gov. Napoleon Broward. After Broward was elected to office L'Engle became state printer. In 1907 L'Engle was almost arrested for libel against John Graham- his arrest being prevented only by the personal influence of the newly elected governor. L'Engle alleged a conspiracy against Peter O. Knight, a corporate lawyer who L'Engle had targeted in several of his articles for influencing the Manatee County officials in his attempted arrest. What followed was an interesting trial in which L'Engle was eventually acquitted.

Scope and Content

This scrapbook contains news clippings covering the trial of Graham v. L'Engle, 1907.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Claude L'Engle Scrapbook, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- Politics -- Government.
Knight, Peter Oliphant, 1865-1946.
Newspaper Editors -- Florida.

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