The Resource Otto Scheller records

Otto Scheller records

Label
Otto Scheller records , circa 1928; undated
Title
Otto Scheller records
Inclusive dates
circa 1928; undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Otto Scheller was born in Bohemia/Czechoslovaka/Austria on 29 June 1881, and immigrated to the United States in 1911. On 14 December 1928, he was admitted to Philadelphia State Hospital (locally known as "Byberry") against his wishes. Doctors Irving and Burr diagnosed Scheller as having "true paranoia" after interviewing him and his sister-in-law, with whom he lived; and inspecting the packages of petitions and correspondence, presumably copies of what Scheller had sent to the various courts. He died of heart disease on 2 December 1948 at Philadelphia State Hospital. The Otto Scheller papers consist mostly of manuscript copies of petitions and correspondence sent by Scheller to the Czechoslovak Republic. The petitions ask for the Republic’s assistance in obtaining property that Scheller believed he inherited from his grandfather and that was subsequently stolen by the State of Pennsylvania. This collection is divided into three series
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1881-1948
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Scheller, Otto
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  • Philadelphia State Hospital (Pa.)
  • Courts
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
Label
Otto Scheller records
Link
https://cpparchives.org/repositories/2/resources/2029
Instantiates
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
  • other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Otto Scheller records
Link
https://cpparchives.org/repositories/2/resources/2029
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
  • other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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