Anecdotes of the Deaf The Unwelcome Tap
Isabella Green was a young woman who was completely blind ...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a girl
seventeen years old, who has been deaf and dumb and blind from birth.
She is active in her nature, and has a remarkably intelligent mind.
Through the one medium of gestures, as perceived by the touch, she
understands wonderfully well, and in turn makes herself understood. She
will wipe dishes and put them away with scrupulous care and exactness;
will go down the cellar alone at her mother's bidding and get apples;
then, running up with astonishing rapidity, will give them to anyone she
is bid, and put her own into her pocket. At a motion from her father she
will go upstairs and get his best hat, deciding by touching his
broadcloth suit which hat he wants. She knits and sews in a very
creditable style, and manifests a desire to learn to do other kinds of
work. She is neat and orderly in her habits, and ever acts in a ladylike
manner, while in disposition she is cheerful as a sunbeam, and as
playful as a kitten. For about one year, at irregular intervals, a young
minister of the name of J. B. Howell, devoted one hour each week to her
instruction, and she made some advancement, novel as his method was; but
in June last he went to Brazil as a missionary, since which time she has
been without instruction until recently. She is now receiving daily
instruction by means of the manual alphabet. It is, however, to be
regretted that her present teacher is an entire novice in the work she
has undertaken, but as she has large sympathy for her, and individual
experience as to the needs of her pupil, it seems safe to hope that she
may lay a substantial foundation, upon which some more accomplished
person may build an education which will make this greatly afflicted
being equal to Laura Bridgman, of world wide fame.
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