Anecdotes of the Deaf Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy's Devotion
Under the trees standing by the left bank of the Thames, a...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
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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