Anecdotes of the Deaf A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
Ordination Of Deaf Mutes In Philadelphia Usa
Nearly all the deaf mutes connected with the Protestant Episc...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pi...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
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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