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Guide to Bayard Taylor Holmes, The Punishment of Carl Carleson 1921

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Holmes, Bayard Taylor. The Punishment of Carl Carleson

Dates:

1921

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 98

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Typescript narrative with handwritten annotations relating to Holmes's friendship with convicted murderer Carl Carleson (Branch 1. Case No. 2118, February term, 1897, Judge Neely). Holmes supported Carleson's plea of insanity as a defense for murder.

Information on Use

Access

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Biographical Note

Bayard Taylor Holmes was born in North Hero, Vermont in 1852. He received a BS from the Paw Paw Institute, near Aurora Illinois, in 1874. After teaching for several years in Illinois schools, in 1883, he received an MD from Chicago’s Homeopathic Medical College. Holmes also studied and interned at Cook County Hospital and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and remained associated with both institutions as a physician and educator in later years.

Holmes was publicly active as an advocate of improved medical education and as a lecturer on public health at Hull House. In 1895, he was the Populist Party candidate for Mayor of Chicago. He retired teaching and medical practice in 1908, to care for his son Ralph, who suffered from “dementia praecox,” the contemporary term for schizophrenia. Holmes also devoted his retirement to research and writing about schizophrenia. He died in 1924 in Fairhope, Alabama.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Holmes, Bayard Taylor, The Punishment of Carl Carleson, Crerar Ms 98, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Typescript narrative with handwritten annotations relating to Holmes's friendship with convicted murderer Carl Carleson (Branch 1. Case No. 2118, February term, 1897, Judge Neely). Holmes supported Carleson's plea of insanity as a defense for murder.

Related Resources

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http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Crerar Mss 83, 91-99

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Crerar Ms 98