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McMurtry, R. Gerald (Robert Gerald) 1906-1988

Overview
Works: 81 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 4,999 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Portraits  Sermons  Genealogy  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: E457.25.L55, B
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Most widely held works by R. Gerald McMurtry
The insanity file : the case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark E Neely( )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 2,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1875 Robert Todd Lincoln caused his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, to be committed to an insane asylum. Based on newly discovered manuscript materials, this book seeks to explain how and why. In these documents-marked by Robert Todd Lincoln as the "MTL Insanity File"-exists the only definitive record of the tragic story of Mary Todd Lincoln's insanity trial. The book that results from these letters and documents addresses several areas of controversy in the life of the widow of Abraham Lincoln: the extent of her illness, the fairness of her trial, and the motives of those who had her committed for treatment. Related issues include the status of women under the law as well as the legal and medical treatment of insanity. Speculating on the reasons for her mental condition, the authors note that Mrs. Lincoln suffered an extraordinary amount of tragedy in a relatively few years. Three of her four sons died very young, and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After the death of her son Willie she maintained a darkly rigorous mourning for nearly three years, prompting the president to warn her that excessive woe might force him to send her to "that large white house on the hill yonder," the government hospital for the insane. Mrs. Lincoln also suffered anxiety about money, charting an exceptionally erratic financial course. She had spent lavishly during her husband's presidency and at his death found herself deeply in debt. She had purchased trunkfuls of drapes to hang over phantom windows. 84 pairs of kid gloves in less than a month, and 3,200 worth of jewelry in the three months preceding Lincoln's assassination. She followed the same erratic course for the rest of her life, creating in herself a tremendous anxiety. She occasionally feared that people were trying to kill her, and in 1873 she told her doctor that an Indian spirit was removing wires from
Lincoln's other Mary by Olive Carruthers( Book )

5 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Harry Wood
Lincoln's favorite poets by David James Harkness( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kentucky Lincolns on Mill creek by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

8 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Hardin Helm, "rebel" brother in law of Abraham Lincoln, with a biographical sketch of his wife and an account of the Todd family of Kentucky by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of monographs concerning the Lincolns and Hardin County, Kentucky by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

5 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincolns in Elizabethtown, Kentucky by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beardless portraits of Abraham Lincoln painted from life by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln migration from Kentucky to Indiana, 1816 by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's talk of Lincoln, of his life, of his career, of his deeds, of his immortality by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln highlights in Indiana history by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Lincolniana of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes sports so compelling? Beyond the entertainment of watching the amazing physical and mental prowess of athletes as they compete, Marcus, a psychoanalytic psychologist, believes that each sport taken as totality of circumstances is a 'parable of life' that superbly depicts the existential challenges and dilemmas that ordinary people face as they attempt to fashion the 'good life.' By 'good life', following Freud, he means a life of deep and wide love, creative and productive work; one that is guided by reason and ethics and is aesthetically pleasing."
Fort Wayne's contacts with Abraham Lincoln by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln log cabin almanac; being (until February 12th) the 130th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and (until July 4th) the 164th of American independence by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great Lincoln collection : a paper by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the collection at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn
Poet and president : Riley's estimate of Lincoln by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harlan-Lincoln tradition at Iowa Wesleyan College by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1959 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pugilism and politics in Lincoln's time by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 1779-1879 : the first century of its existence by R. Gerald McMurtry( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 1959 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The insanity file : the case of Mary Todd Lincoln
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McMurtry, Robert Gerald, 1906-

McMurtry, Robert Gerald, 1906-1988

Languages
English (99)