Anecdotes of the Deaf The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
Lord Seaforth, who was born deaf and dumb, was to dine one da...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy's Devotion
Under the trees standing by the left bank of the Thames, a...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, from the
middle buoys opposite the Tay ferries to far buoy at the mouth of the
river Tay, in 5-1/2 hours (1859.)
2. Across the Frith of Clyde from Carrought, Ayrshire, to Ailsa Rock; 8
miles in 3 hours, through strong currents.
3. Across the Frith of Forth, from Buckhaven, in Fifeshire, to North
Berwick; 18 miles in 7 hours (1862.)
4. Across the Bay of Leece, from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse to
Barrowhead; 10 miles in 4 hours.
5. Across the mouth of Loch Ryan, from Ronmach, in Ayrshire, to Kirkcolm
Point in Gallowayshire; 4 miles in 2 hours.
6. From John O'Groat's House to Stoma; 8 miles in 2-1/2 hours, through
dangerous currents (1873.)
7. Across the strong-currented river to Cardell Point, on the east of
Cantyre, from Penrioch, on the coast of Arran; 11 miles in 3-1/2 hours
8. Across the Frith of Clyde from West Kilbride, in Ayrshire, to Grombe,
on the east coast of Arran, a distance of 12-1/2 miles in 4-1/2 hours
9. Across the Frith of the Clyde from Port Glasgow to Cardross; 9 miles
in 2-1/2 hours (1874.)
In all these instances he was followed by persons in boats.
We are informed that he has received presents for rescuing lives of the
value of L300, besides twenty suits of clothes, and has also won many
cups and other prizes in swimming and diving matches, and has also
received several gold and silver medals.
Alexander Ferguson has on several occasions been present at the services
for the adult deaf and dumb held at the Institution at Derby.
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