This collection includes correspondence, audio tapes, articles, and research files pertaining to the case of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd in the context of the Lincoln assassination, Dr. Mudd's imprisonment for his alleged involement therein, and the campaign by the Mudd family and George McNamara to clear the name and rehabilitate the reputation of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd.
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George McNamara, an enthusiast of Civil War history, took interest in the case following correspondence with Dr. Richard D. Mudd, grandson of Dr. S.A. Mudd.
2.4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The George McNamara Papers were donated to the Georgetown University Library's Booth Family Center for Special Collections by the wife of George McNamara, Mrs. Linda McNamara, on August 22, 2014.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository