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John F. Schrank Letters
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1913-1998; Majority of material found within 1913-1918
Found in: Randall Library Special Collections
- Subject: Psychiatric hospitals X