INMATE NUMBER AND SEX: W13C female FAMILY, IF ANY: eldest female child from multiple marriages
OCCUPATION: self proclaimed artist and accounting clerk
HABITS OF LIFE: knitting, sewing, and other hand crafts
RELIGIOUS PERSUASION: Pagan/Heathen
BROUGHT BY WHOM: Husband FORM OF INSANITY: Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and failure to perform wifely duties
IF HEREDITARY: possibly
IF DANGEROUS TO OTHERS: no
IF DANGEROUS TO SELF: mildly
IF DESTRUCTIVE TO PROPERTY: mildly
MARKS OF VIOLENCE: flung paint and broken brushes, wadded knitting and tangled yarn, mad scribbles on walls and in books
OTHER FACTS INDICATING INSANITY: repported by husband: Depression and anxiety. Manic fits of artistic abandon. Delusions of talent.
ORDER SIGNED BY: Miss Mournington
To whom it may concern;
I, Reginald T. Claire the Third, do herby submit my wife, Elizabeth Claire, into the care of The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. I have tried for the past three years to come to grips with the way she behaves. Her fits of depression lead to hysterical boughts of sobbing. She rejects all suggestions of performing her wifely duties. Manic episodes keep her awake long into the night painting or sewing. It is my sincere hope that Miss Mournington and her staff will be able to help my wife behave as any appropriate and gentile woman should.
Sincerely yours, Reginald T. Claire
She's locked up with a spinning wheel She can't recall what it was like to feel She says, 'This room's gonna be my grave And there is no one who can save me.'