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The Redpath Mansion Mystery

The Redpath Mansion Mystery

This site includes a complete collection of historical documents and images related to the deaths of Ada Redpath and her son in their Montreal mansion in 1901. When shots rang out at their home in Montreal’s most elite neighbourhood, servants found Ada Maria Mills Redpath dead and her 24-year old son dying, but didn’t call the police. Why are two servants credited with the discovery of the victims in the newspaper, while the coroner’s report suggests that Peter Redpath, another son, found the bodies? Why were only two shots heard and yet three bullets were retrieved from the bodies? Students get a look into the lives of the rich and famous as they try and find out what really happened. Site users are encouraged to come up with their own interpretations of primary documents, rather than... Show More
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