Anecdotes of the Deaf An Ingenious Boy
We were lately shown a curiosity in the shape of a sewing mac...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
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...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
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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