Butchery on Bond Street:
A lecture and slideshow with author Benjamin Feldman
On the morning of January 31, 1857, Harvey Burdell’s body was found on the floor of his dentistry office in his home at 31 Bond Street. His widowed ex-lover (and landlady) was accused of his murder in a case that filled the headlines. Emma Cunningham’s desperate attempts to force the playboy bachelor to marry her and provide a home for her and her five children captured the attention of New Yorkers and people across America. The murder of an upper-middle class professional in his own home, coupled with the accused murderess’ efforts to wreak vengeance form a tale that was infamous in its day, but now long forgotten.
Benjamin Feldman is the author of Butchery on Bond Street. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016
- 6:30 pm
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, between Hudson Street and 7th Avenue South