Jon Crispin's Notebook

Ausbourne G. + Twitter and Tumblr

Posted in History, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 11/01/2014

I have been uploading more cases to the site.  This is a photograph from Ausbourne G’s possessions.  He brought a good collection of tools with him to Willard in a nice wooden box. / I am making good progress on getting all the cases online, and will continue to upload more as time allows.

I have set up a Twitter account for those of you who would like updates on a more regular basis.  Check it out at @willardsuitcase (no s).  And I have also set up a Tumblr site which I have linked to this wordpress site.    This is the first post where I have linked to both, so let’s hope it all works.  Any feedback is appreciated.

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  1. Michelle said, on 12/01/2014 at 11:36 pm

    I love seeing all the cases in one place. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and I love how everything has come together with Willard Suitcase site. As someone who had a long lost uncle in an institution with only my mother’s early recollections about him, the dignity and respect you and your team show to these patients and their belongings has touched me deeply.

    What an amazing subject and body of work you have here. Keep up the great work.

    • joncrispin said, on 14/01/2014 at 10:45 am

      Michelle, Thanks for taking the time to write. I really appreciate your complimentary words about how we try to show respect to the owners of the cases. That, and connecting with people like you are the main reasons we are doing this project. All best, Jon

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