Anecdotes of the Deaf Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
Corot And His Pupil
Corot the Artist had a deaf and dumb pupil. The young fellow ...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Pictures By Deaf And Dumb Artists In The Royal Academy 1876
No. 1301. "Despatches." T. Davidson.
" 30. "...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
Deaf Dumb And Blind
An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind too...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
A Deaf And Dumb Man In The Revision Court
On Thursday afternoon a singular scene was witnessed during t...
Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pi...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in August, 1884, in
her seventy-eighth year, was well known all over America, at least
wherever attention has been paid to the education of deaf mutes. In the
year 1810, when about four years old, she lost her sight and hearing
from malignant sickness. At that time there was no school for deaf
mutes. It was not until after she was turned nineteen years that she
entered school, and she remained there between twenty and twenty-five
years. During her long stay at the school her case always attracted
particularly interesting attention on the part of visitors. In many ways
she could render much service in the daily work of the Institution. She
could even distinguish clothes belonging to different pupils, and was
therefore employed in sorting and putting them away. She had a good many
curious and amusing ways. For instance, when girl-pupils, dressing, took
their turns before the looking glass to comb up their hair, she always
insisted on having her turn, and would stand there to comb hers like any
one else. But one thing was noticeable. She had a very clear notion of
her own rights, and would not allow any interference with them.
Sometimes her idea of a personal right was rather out of a common
course, but she had no question about it, and probably could not see how
any one should have.
Her case is not to be compared with that of Laura Bridgman, who
possessed mental powers of a higher order. She had not got the benefit
of early, assiduous, and special care that was given to the latter, and
probably she had a much less acute mental constitution at the outset of
her education. Her education began late, and at a time when very little
was known of the proper way of education for a case like hers; and she
consequently did not make much progress in language. However, it has
been found quite easy to communicate with her as to all the common
events of her daily life.
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