William Henry Carr was born in 1855 into Rhode Island’s historic Carr family. He had a troubled childhood, and was sent to reform school. In his second year in reform school in 1874, Bates kept a diary - the only known diary written by an inmate of a penal institution. The diary records the day-to-day happenings at the school as seen through the eyes of a model inmate & is transcribed in its entirety. He was medical director of Dr. Bates' Sanitarium, first in Providence & then in Jamestown, RI.
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Jamestown Historical Society - $20
Can be picked up Tuesdays & Thursday from 9am - noon in the lower level of the Jamestown Town Hall (email us for alternate pick up).