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Guide to Lloyd Vernon Briggs, Sanity Hearings and Criminal Cases of Clarence V.T. Richeson, Leon F. Czolgosz, and Bertram C. Spencer 1910-1938

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Briggs, Lloyd Vernon. Sanity Hearings and Criminal Cases of Clarence V.T. Richeson, Leon F. Czolgosz, and Bertram C. Spencer

Dates:

1910-1938

Dates:

Crerar Ms 80

Size:

2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Scrapbooks of clippings, affidavits, photographs and handwritten correspondence, related to the trials of executed murderers Clarence Richeson and Leon Czolgosz (assassin of President William McKinley), and to the mental competence of convicted murderer Bertram C. Spencer, with Briggs acting as a key expert in criminal insanity for the defense.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Briggs, Lloyd Vernon, Sanity Hearings and Criminal Cases of Clarence V.T. Richeson, Leon F. Czolgosz, and Bertram C. Spencer, Crerar Ms 80, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Volume One: Scrapbook of clippings, affidavits, and handwritten correspondence, related to the trials of executed murderers Clarence Richeson and Leon Czolgosz (assassin of President William McKinley), both declared insane. Includes index. Tipped into heavy brown paper. Volume Two: Scrapbook of trial transcripts, clippings, photographs, and correspondence, related to the mental competence of convicted murderer Bertram C. Spencer, with Briggs acting as a key expert in criminal insanity for the defense. Includes typescript article by Edgar H. Houldcroft on patient abuse in mental institutions, and related clippings. Tipped in or pasted onto heavy brown paper. Collected by Lloyd Vernon Briggs. (Two letters by Emma Goldman, related to the Czolgosz case, later added to codex. Gift of Charles Henry Mitchell, June 1938.) One box of glass negative plates, photographs of Czolgosz and Richeson, located with Crerar Objects . Gift of Briggs, July 1937. See also HV6112.B85, Briggs, The Manner of Man that Kills: Spencer - Czolgosz - Richeson. (Boston: R.G. Badger, 1921).

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