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John F. Schrank Letters, 1918 November 22

 File — Box: Misc. MS Box 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: Letter 14

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains letters from John F. Schrank, who in 1912 attempted to assassinate President Theodore Roosevelt, to his doctor, Dr. Adin Sherman, during 1914-1918 when Schrank was committed to the Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Waupun, Wisconsin. Schrank's letters contain his gratitude for and desire to maintain his friendship with Dr. Sherman, his commentary on World War I, and general observations and revelations on the current status of his life. A selection of three newspaper clippings about Schrank from 1913-1943 are also included, as well as two article print-outs from 1980 and 1998 about the attempted assasination.


  • Creation: 1918 November 22


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 5 Folders (Contains 4 document folders and 1 map case folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English