Anecdotes of the Deaf His Right Name
In a letter received by the head master at the Deaf and Dumb ...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
A poor old deaf man resided in Fife; he was visited by his mi...
Trades Of The Deaf & Dumb In England And Wales
The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
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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