The Death of William Casbon (~1835–1896)

In “William Problem, Solved!” I mentioned that William Casbon died by suicide. Here is the news article describing his death and the surrounding circumstances. I debated with myself whether to post this because it describes a very private and tragic matter, but I felt that the article was written with sensitivity and worth sharing. I… Continue reading The Death of William Casbon (~1835–1896)

An Incident in Greenwich

This piece appeared in The (London) Standard of April 12, 1871.[1] GREENWICH. Charges of Attempted Suicide. – Thomas Casbon, a young man, describing himself as a nurseryman at Peterborough, was charged with attempting to commit suicide by throwing himself into the River Thames opposite Greenwich Hospital. From the evidence of Police-serjeant 16 R, it appeared… Continue reading An Incident in Greenwich