Talk:William Chester Minor

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Untitled[edit]

There seem to be some problems with this article. First of all I don't think it's neccesary to mention that Minor was attracted to the girls aound him growing up, i think that's a little like stating the obvious. Also, the article keeps talking about his "illness" but they never make any direct reference to what this supposed illness is until the end of the article which is very confusing. I think this page might need a rewrite.

--Thisisradiofreedom 17:49, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

The article seems to be something of a long summary of "The Professor and the Madman", going in the order of explanation that the book does. That is probably why the nature of the illness isn't addressed until the end and explains the rest of the article order.--WylieMaercklein 15:18, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Sourcing[edit]

Winchester is a rather questionable source. Other sourcing to support the article would be helpful. 68.83.72.162 (talk) 13:34, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Military Career[edit]

His rank is never given. Was he ever Major Minor? :-) 68.83.72.162 (talk) 13:35, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Combine articles?[edit]

Minor seems an appropriate topic for an article. But having a separate article about Winchester's book seems a bit excessive. Could the extra information about the book be moved into here, and the present article restyled to make evident that it is largely Winchester's presentation. Also, if any of the book reviews commented on Winchester's accuracy, sourcing, then the informa tion these provide could be worked in Michael P. Barnett (talk) 02:06, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

He contributed to Webster's long before he did to the OED.[edit]

http://www.thenation.com/article/159277/minor-exception-wc-minor-and-noah-webster

Murray’s visit to Broadmoor…[edit]

This article says that James Murray visited Minor in Broadmoor having discovered his condition. Caught in the Web of Words, a book about Murray and the OED by Murray’s grand-daughter K.M. Elisabeth Murray states that not only did Murray not know that Minor was anything other than an invalid who could not, or did not wish, to travel, he accepted Minor’s invitation to visit him where he lived in Berkshire without being aware that it was Broadmoor he was going to (he arrived at the station at Crowthorne and was met by coachman who delivered him to what was apparently a country house), and mistook the gentleman in an office he was shown to as Minor, when it was in fact the Governor of the Asylum, who then retailed to him Minor’s situation. Jock123 (talk) 12:47, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Murray’s visit to Broadmoor…[edit]

This article says that James Murray visited Minor in Broadmoor having discovered his condition. Caught in the Web of Words, a book about Murray and the OED by Murray’s grand-daughter K.M. Elisabeth Murray states that not only did Murray not know that Minor was anything other than an invalid who could not, or did not wish, to travel, he accepted Minor’s invitation to visit him where he lived in Berkshire without being aware that it was Broadmoor he was going to (he arrived at the station at Crowthorne and was met by coachman who delivered him to what was apparently a country house), and mistook the gentleman in an office he was shown to as Minor, when it was in fact the Governor of the Asylum, who then retailed to him Minor’s situation. Jock123 (talk) 12:47, 12 March 2014 (UTC)