Anecdotes of the Deaf The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
A Deaf And Dumb Lawyer
Mr. Lowe, a gentleman who has been deaf and dumb from his inf...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
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Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
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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