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The Prisoners' Hidden Life, or Insane Asylums Unveiled As Demonstrated by the Report of the Investigating Committee of the Legislature of Illinois, Together with Mrs. Packard's Coadjutors' Testimony [Bound with] Mrs. Olsens Narrative of Her One Year's Imprisonment, at Jacksonville Insane Asylum: With the Testimony of Mrs. Minard, Mrs. Shedd, Mrs. Yates, and Mrs. Lake, all corroborated by the Investigating Committee of he Legislature of Illinois. Collected and Published by Mrs. E. P. W. Packard by  Mrs. E. P. W Packard - Hardcover - Later printing - 1870 - from Americana Books ABAA and Biblio.com

The Prisoners' Hidden Life, or Insane Asylums Unveiled As Demonstrated by the Report of the Investigating Committee of the Legislature of Illinois, Together with Mrs. Packard's Coadjutors' Testimony [Bound with] Mrs. Olsens Narrative of Her One Year's Imprisonment, at Jacksonville Insane Asylum: With the Testimony of Mrs. Minard, Mrs. Shedd, Mrs. Yates, and Mrs. Lake, all corroborated by the Investigating Committee of he Legislature of Illinois. Collected and Published by Mrs. E. P. W. Packard

by Packard, Mrs. E. P. W

Condition: Good


Chicago: J. N. Clarke, Publisher, 1870. Later printing. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. Two books in one. [1], vi, 7-346, [1] blank, 144 pages, [1]. Dark cloth hardcover ruled in blind on the covers. Gilt title on the spine. Cloth is chipped at the head and base of the spine, front and rear joints, and on the corners. Slightly shaken binding with about 20 pages in the middle starting to pull loose. A good reading copy. Mrs. Packard's husband, a Presbyterian clergyman, had his wife put into an Insane Asylum in Illinois in the 1860's mainly because she disagreed openly about his theology and domestic affairs. Her husband also tried to put her in an Insane Asylum in Northampton, Massachusetts but was ultimately unsuccessful. Mrs. Packard later became a advocate for women's rights and for those who were arbitrarily claimed to be insane. This book was first published in 1868. A pre Chicago fire imprint.
  • Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 12961
  • Title: The Prisoners' Hidden Life, or Insane Asylums Unveiled As Demonstrated by the Report of the Investigating Committee of the Legislature of Illinois, Together with Mrs. Packard's Coadjutors' Testimony [Bound with] Mrs. Olsens Narrative of Her One Year's Imprisonment, at Jacksonville Insane Asylum: With the Testimony of Mrs. Minard, Mrs. Shedd, Mrs. Yates, and Mrs. Lake, all corroborated by the Investigating Committee of he Legislature of Illinois. Collected and Published by Mrs. E. P. W. Packard
  • Author: Packard, Mrs. E. P. W
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Later printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. N. Clarke, Publisher
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1870
  • Keywords: Americana, Mental Health, Religion, Women's Rights


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