Anecdotes of the Deaf Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pi...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
Deaf Dumb And Blind
An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind too...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
The Unwelcome Tap
Isabella Green was a young woman who was completely blind ...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
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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