Briggs, L. Vernon (Lloyd Vernon), 1863-1941Variant names
Briggs (Medical College of Virginia, M.D. 1899) practiced medicine in Boston, Mass. and was instrumental in founding the Boston Psychopathic Hospital and Metropolitan State Hospital. His great interest was forensic psychiatry. The so-called "Briggs Law" of Massachusetts can be credited to his influence; this provides for a mental examination before trial of all persons indicted for a felony in the state.
From the description of Papers of Lloyd Vernon Briggs, 1857-1940 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281437289
From the description of Papers of Lloyd Vernon Briggs, 1857-1940 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86145182
Lloyd Vernon Briggs (1863-1941), American psychiatrist and Massachusetts genealogist. In addition to numerous works on psychiatry, he was the author of The church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass. (Boston, Mass., Wallace Spooner, 1895-1904), History and genealogy of the Cabot family, 1475-1927 (Boston, C.E. Goodspeed & co., 1927), History and genealogy of the Briggs family, 1254-1937 (Boston, C. E. Goodspeed & co., 1938), and other works.
From the description of Lloyd Vernon Briggs' collection of Massachusetts family records, ca. 1650-1933. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122644199
Biographical note: Journalist and author; Lloyd Vernon Briggs traveled through Arizona in the early 1880s as a correspondent for the Boston Transcript and visited again in 1891. He wrote several books about his family genealogy and his travels in the Southwest and Mexico.
From the description of Papers, ca. 1880-1952. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 587500520
Author and psychiatrist at Massachusetts State Prison.
From the description of Bertram Gager Spencer, 1881-1912. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 226294070
Lloyd Vernon Briggs, psychiatrist and Massachusetts genealogist, accompanied the Grand Army of the Republic on an excursion from Boston to San Francisco in the summer of 1886 for their Annual Encampment.
From the description of Boston to San Francisco, 1886. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551981
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|Salt Lake City (Utah)|
|Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)|
|Gila River (N.M. and Ariz.)|
|Voyages and travels--19th century--Anecdotes|
|Mentally ill offenders|
|Mental health laws|
|Dangerously mentally ill|