Papers, 1877-1881, of Charles J. Guiteau, including letters written from prison; a pamphlet written by Guiteau entitled A Reply to Recent Attacks on the Bible, 1878 given by Guiteau to Mrs. L.P. Scoville; letter, 18 November 1881, from Dr. C.B. Stemen to Guiteau's lawyer, Leigh Robinson, concerning an examination of Guiteau prior to the assassination of President James Garfield; and a photograph, 1881, of Guiteau.
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Born in Freeport, Illinois, Charles J. Guiteau was connected with the Oneida Community but later sued them. He was admitted to the Bar of Illinois but mostly worked as a bill collector. He was interested in law, theology and politics. He assassinated President James Garfield for which crime he was hanged in 1882. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .