CRICHTON-BROWNE, Sir James. 18318



Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr. Norman, about Crichton-Browne’s article on Froude and Carlyle, written when he was “burning with indignation”. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches, fine. Crindau, Dumfries, 8 January 1921. Sir James Crichton-Browne (1840-1938), correspondent of Charles Darwin, doctor and psychologist, lunatic asylum superintendent, a pioneer of the early treatment of mental breakdown. Crichton-Browne edited the highly influential West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports (six volumes, 1871–76). Crichton-Browne was a friend of Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) whose marital reputation he defended against the allegations of James Anthony Froude.