Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
FOUND IN: Houghton LibraryCollection — Box 1Identifier: MS Am 514-515
Summary: Consists of journals, notebooks, commonplace books, and a few letters. The notebooks include writings on education and theology, Hebrew prophets, and common schools. The journals in part record Wright's activities as a travelling agent for the American Sunday School Union and for a peace society. Includes 2 volumes of letters to H. C. Wright from English, Irish, and Scottish correspondents.
Overview: The collection reflects the professional work and the personal interests of psychiatrist and reformer Lloyd Vernon Briggs. As well as being a practicing psychiatrist, Briggs was an advocate for the reform of the asylum system in Massachusetts. He worked on reforms of the procedures for the committal of patients and the confinement of those suspected to be mentally ill, and he advocated requiring formal training for both attending physicians and attendants in psychiatric institutions. Briggs was...