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John Minson Galt II Scrapbooks, 1844-1861

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Author: Galt II, John Minson
Abstract: The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings circa 1844-1860 on topics such as mental health and the raid on Harper's Ferry Raid.
Issued Date: 1844
Subjects: Mental Health--19th Century
Insanity
Murder
Suicide
Criminal Behavior
Harper's Ferry
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/17025
Citation: Box 17, Galt Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Description: Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were added to the Galt Papers (II) collection in 2011 and are in Box 17. The subject matter is mental health with topics such as insanity, murder, suicide and criminal behavior. Some clippings are about Eastern State Hospital (Virginia Lunatic Asylum) and other asylums. Headlines include "The Maniac and the Infant" and "Unfortunate and Melancholy Occurances." Loose papers include Doc. No. 30 "General Table of Patients in the Eastern Asylum...1844;" circular about "Virginia Lunatic Asylum at Williamsburg, Va.;" a 1860 permission slip to visit the Eastern Lunatic Asylum; 1858 letter from Butler Hospital about a lecture; book plates of mammals, fish and insects; hand drawn horse's head; a page with attached items: newspaper article on women, a bird, a hand painted drawing of a woman and a handpainted drawing of Eastern State Hospital; two pencil rubbings of plants; a note naming the publications by Galt and a partial letter with questions and answers about the activities of the insane. From Box 17, Mss. 78 G13 (II), Galt Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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