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Glynn vs Gould

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Catalog Information

Title
Glynn vs Gould
Accession Number
2017.024.0051
Type
Event
Gift of
Robert Underhill
Collection Title
Misc
Collection Description
Misc
Source
Bob Underhill
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Event
In the 1880's Clarendon & Shrewsbury has their own small scale version of the Hatfields and McCoys with the Glynn and Gould families.

In the Artifacts collection the "Glynn Rifle, and a Shooting" entry features an original Glynn rifle made by Edgar Glynn of East Clarendon Rd.  The rifle was donated by David Ballou of Wallingford.  In researching who Edgar Glynn (1830 - 1887) was it surfaced that in 1882 he shot at his son-in-law William Gould (1862 - 1926) of Shrewsbury.  That story and the ensuing trial is covered in that entry. 

Another account of the 1882 shooting has surfaced as has an account of a second shooting in 1889.  In 1882 it was an argument between Edgar Glynn, his son-in-law William Gould, and William's Uncle Simon Gould (1828 - 1893) that resulted in the shooting.  In 1889 it was Simon Gould who shot Edgar Glynn's son Edgar (1864 - 1899).

Below is the Oct. 20, 1882 Rutland Standard article about the 1st shooting, the Sept. 4, 1889 Rutland Daily Herald article about the second shooting, and Sept. 5, 1889 Rutland Weekly Herald article about the passing of Effie Glynn who was mentioned in the Sept. 4, 1889 article. 

The cover photo is courtesy of Heather Kent.  It was taken at the Shelburne Museum where there was a display of Glynn guns. 

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