Anecdotes of the Deaf The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
A Deaf And Dumb Councillor
Kapotrine Moller, a Russian Councillor of State, son of Gener...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
Pictures By Deaf And Dumb Artists In The Royal Academy 1876
No. 1301. "Despatches." T. Davidson.
" 30. "...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
The Queen And The Deaf And Dumb
Not far from Osborne House, Isle of Wight, there lives a poor...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Institution at
Derby was sent for, with a request that he would hasten to the police
court to see what could be done with a little deaf and dumb boy. The
sketch is a faithful picture of the little fellow as he stood in the
dock charged with stealing. The police, in giving their evidence, said
that many complaints had been made of the boy's conduct. One lady
complained of his illusing her dog, another a cat, and another killing
her bird; others that he was always throwing stones or stealing, and
that he had actually tried to upset a railway train. It appeared that
twice previously the boy had been taken up by the police, but owing to
his tender age nothing could be done with him. The Mayor, addressing the
Head Master of the Institution, said something must be done with the
boy; unfortunately he was getting worse and worse; the case was a very
sad one, the boy being deaf and dumb, but the public must be protected.
The other magistrates present concurred with the Mayor's remarks, and
after consulting with Mr. Bailey, J.P., Chairman of the Committee of the
Institution, who was on the bench at the time, the boy was sent direct
to the Institution, where food was given to him, after which his
photograph was taken. The sketch given on the previous page is copied
from it. The boy settled down, but not without giving considerable
trouble; it was not to be expected that a boy, though so tender in years
yet hardened in bad habits, should at once conform to the rules of the
Institution. The teachers were not, therefore, greatly surprised to find
him early one morning prowling in a quarter of the Institution to which
he had no proper means of access. From time to time his teachers had
difficulties to contend with not easy to describe. There has, however,
been a gradual improvement in the boy's life and character. The sketch
given above is from a photograph taken when the boy had been in the
Institution one year.
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