Letter : Littleton, N.H., to Alan R. Moritz, Boston, Mass.,
August 21, 1945 . Page 01-03.

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Title

Letter : Littleton, N.H., to Alan R. Moritz, Boston, Mass.,
August 21, 1945 . Page 01-03.

Subject

Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962 | Moritz, Alan Richards, 1899- | Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Description

This letter from Mrs. Lee to Alan Moritz is one of the few discussions of her work on the Nutshell Studies and documents the meticulous details involved in their creation.
I am glad you have found the study of these cases interesting. I found myself constantly tempted to add more clues and details and am afraid I may get them "gadgety" in the process. I hope you will watch over this and stop me when I go too far. Since you and I have perpetrated these crimes ourselves we are in the unique position of being able to give complete descriptions of them even if there were no witnesses--very much in the manner of the novelist who is able to tell the inmost thoughts of his characters.
Mrs. Lee also makes it clear that the models were based on actual forensic cases--one of George Burgesss Magrath's, in the example of the Barn--although the circumstances were changed to prevent identification.

Abstract

This letter from Mrs. Lee to Alan Moritz is one of the few discussions of her work on the Nutshell Studies and documents the meticulous details involved in their creation.

Creator

Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962.

Date Created

1945 Aug. 21

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical School. Department of Legal Medicine. Department of Legal Medicine Records, circa 1877-1967 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). M-DE06, Ser. 517, box 37, f. 3.

Format

text

Extent

3 typescript document pages.

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0003617 | DigID0003618 | DigID0003619

Provenance

From the Records of the Department of Legal Medicine of Harvard Medical School .

Files

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Citation

Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962., “Letter : Littleton, N.H., to Alan R. Moritz, Boston, Mass.,
August 21, 1945 . Page 01-03.,” OnView, accessed June 14, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17791.