Anecdotes of the Deaf Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy dete...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her form and
features were well proportioned, she was a great sufferer from
constitutional weakness; yet her temper was mild and affectionate.
Strange to say, Grace was a capital nurse, and was much attached to
several very young children, some being mere babies; in order to
ascertain whether they were crying, she would pass her hand most
carefully over the mouth and eyes, and soothe their little distresses
with all the care and success of a talkative nurse. Grace was fond of
fruit, and would beat the pears and apples from the trees, and could
select the best with as much judgment as if she had been possessed with
the sense of sight.
She frequently went in a field to gather wild flowers, to which she was
directed by the pleasantness of their odour. Her sense of smelling was
remarkably exquisite, and appeared to be an additional guide to her
fingers. Grace would feel and admire ornaments, etc., and would never
break or injure the most brittle things even in a strange room.
A gentleman once made several experiments with her in order to test for
himself her reported abilities, and expressed great surprise that one
thus afflicted should be able to accomplish so much. Grace has, after a
patient life, passed away into that land where deafness and dumbness is
for ever unknown.
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