Author: George Mallory


Letter from George Mallory to A. S. Priddy (November 5, 1917)

In a letter to A. S. Priddy, dated November 5, 1917, George Mallory, of Richmond, claims that his wife, Willie Mallory, and daughter Nannie Mallory were wrongly diagnosed as feebleminded and sterilized without their or his consent. Priddy was the superintendent of the Virginia State Colony of Epileptics and Feeble-Minded, in Madison Heights, near Lynchburg, where the Mallory women were held. George Mallory sued and won their release but not the monetary damages he sought.