The truth and the removal

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Title

The truth and the removal

Subject

Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882
Title pages
Autobiography
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
Assassination

Description

The truth and the removal is Charles Guiteau’s autobiographical defense of his assassination of James A. Garfield and an account of his own trial, written while he was in prison and awaiting execution. This is Guiteau’s own copy, and it was recently digitized as part of the Medical Heritage Library project.

Guiteau said, “My book, The truth and the removal … will enable a competent historian to write my life & work accurately. My theological views will probably attract more permanent attention than anything else connected with my life.” Charles Guiteau presented this volume along with some of his manuscript poems to William Watkin Hicks the night before his execution. Hicks recorded, “In doing so, he expressed gratitude to me for kindness shown to him, and begged me to declare to the world that he was sane to the last…. And then smilingly but with moist eyes said, ‘I am sorry to part from you, faithful friend, and wish you were going along’!”

Abstract

Title page and flyleaf of Charles Guiteau's own copy of his work, The truth and the removal, from around 1882

Creator

Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date Created

1882, circa

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

George Burgess Magrath Library of the Harvard Medical Library (E687.9.G94)

References

Fulltext available through the Medical Heritage Library, <a href="https://archive.org/details/truthremoval1882guit">here</a>.

Format

text

Extent

Title page and flyleaf

Language

English

Provenance

Gift of Frances Glessner Lee to the Magrath Library of Legal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1940

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/truth_and_removal.jpg

Citation

Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882, “The truth and the removal,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13071.