Charles Caleb Colton was an English cleric, but also a writer and collector. Colton became famous for his eccentricities. His books had a phenomenal popularity in their day. At the end of 1820, Colton published “Lacon” a book addressed to those who think.
12 years later, at the time of his death, he was living with money that received from his close relatives family. The illness that was affecting him required surgery. However, he did not accept the operation and chose to kill himself rather than undergo the procedure.