John William James Letter

Patient does not reveal sensitive information. Letter is typed, patient under sharps-free supervision. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • Certain redacted words/phrases from the photocopy of newspaper article can be found in this letter.
  • Words/phrases that are taken from the accompanying redacted article:
    • the leaky pipe
    • carries more water
    • breaks and leaks
    • are
    • more likely to show
    • depression
    • to last decades
    • and perhaps a century

Listening Friends of America Letter


~Rachel Scalione

  • George Madson's title is "Vice-President and Chief Welcoming Agent".

Paper Cup

Patient included for unknown reasons. No residue, safe. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • The medicine cup attributes to Friend being in a psych ward.
  • Has JWJ stopped taking his meds?

Photocopy of Newspaper Article

Certain words and phrases redacted. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • The full article can be found online by searching for the headline.

Relevant Words/Phrases

  • the leaky pipe
  • carries more water
  • breaks and leaks
  • are
  • more likely to show
  • depression
  • to last decades
  • and perhaps a century

Irrelevant Words/Phrases

  • Scott
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Mulberry Street
  • Mulberry
  • Greene
  • Paca
  • York Road
  • Cockeysville
  • Centre Street
  • Mount Vernon
  • Kurt Kocher
  • Kocher
  • Kocher
  • Adrienne Barnes
  • Barnes
  • Mulberry

The Star Chart

Another image copied and printed in arts and crafts. No idea why he chose those particular constellations. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • Found in "Easy Stars" lesson book.



  • The Swan or Northern Cross


  • King of Aethiopia; married to Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda


  • Daughter of Cassiopeia


  • The Lizard


  • The queen of Aethiopia; wife of King Cepheus of Aethiopia and mother of Princess Andromeda


  • Dragon

Ursa Minor

  • The smaller bear/the lesser bear


  • The Giraffe

Ursa Major

  • The great bear/the larger bear; associated with Callisto


  • The Cat


  • Lyre; represented as a vulture or an eagle carrying a lyre, and hence is sometimes referred to as Vultur Cadens or Aquila Cadens, respectively
  • Not shown on star chart; to the left of Cygnus

The String

Request security to ensure proper locks on music room. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • First choice for upholstery, leatherwork, auto interiors, banners and flags, sports gear, horse saddles and tack, knife sheaths, gun holsters, fishing lures, and briefcases.
  • Bonded???
    • Resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and sunlight.
  • Possibly from a harp in the music room.
    • Inspector notes say to secure locks in music room.
    • Lyra constellation relates to a lyre, which is a harp.

The Swan

Image copied from book in library, patient made card in arts and crafts. Patient seems to be focusing on swans recently. 

~Rachel Scalione

  • Relates to the constellation Cygnus on the star chart.
  • Found in "Infant's Cabinet of Birds and Beasts" book.
    • The Swan next to The Vulture
    • Cygnus next to Lyra (constellations)
  • An adult female swan is called a pen, which JWJ wishes he had.