MS 148 John F. Schrank Letters

NOT PUBLISHED

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 relevations 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 about the attempted assasination from 1980 and 1998.

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