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Lunacy Record

Creator: Shawnee County. Probate Court

Date: 1881-1948

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 192452

Restrictions: Restricted

Space Required/Quantity: 13.75 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Lunacy Record

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Records related to proving or disproving an individual's sanity in probate court. Information provided can include affidavit in lunacy, order of hearing, notice to patient and report of examining physician, witness to individual's insanity or incompetency, summons (typically for medical doctors), jurors' decisions, probate judge's order to commit individual to insane asylum, and certificate of residence and financial information for individual who was committed. Later volumes provide more information such as on order for an inquest to investigate individual's sanity, report by a Commission to investigate, and the probate judge's decision.

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • VOL. NOS. A-Z & 1-4.

Index Terms

Subjects

    Capacity and disability -- Kansas -- Shawnee County
    Insanity (Law) -- Kansas -- Shawnee County
    Legal instruments -- Kansas -- Shawnee County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Shawnee County

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Shawnee County. Courts. Probate Court.

Additional Information for Researchers

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