Anecdotes of the Deaf A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
Her Latest And Best
A little girl was admitted to a Deaf and Dumb Institution, an...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy's Devotion
Under the trees standing by the left bank of the Thames, a...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
Pictures By Deaf And Dumb Artists In The Royal Academy 1876
No. 1301. "Despatches." T. Davidson.
" 30. "...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy determined to
send a letter to His Majesty. The following extracts taken from this
characteristic letter will be interesting:
"Wednesday, 4th July, 1821.
"My dear George,--I hope I will see you when you come here to
see the deaf and dumb boys and girls; I am very sorry that you
never did come here to see them.
"I will be very glad to see you, if you will come here often to
see me. Did you ever see the deaf and dumb in London? You must
write a letter to me soon. Would you like to see me at
Claremont? I could not go to London, because there is too much
money to pay to the captain of a ship for me.
"Do you know Grammar, Geography, Bible, Arithmetic, Astronomy,
and Dictionary? I know them very little. I am very delighted
that I am improving much. Perhaps I will be an assistant of the
Deaf and Dumb School. Where were you born? Would you like to
correspond with me? I would be very fond of you. You ought to
write a long letter to me soon. What profession are you of? I
never saw you; I am very, very anxious to see you indeed, and
would like to see the King of England very much.
"Will you send us some deaf and dumb children, and give us
money to pay for educating them.
"I am, your affectionate friend,
The answer was as follows:--
"To Thomas Collins, Deaf and Dumb Institution, Claremont,
Glasnevin, near Dublin.
"Sir Benjamin Bloomfield is commanded by the King to present to
Thomas Collins ten pounds for being a good boy."
"Phoenix Park, 3rd Sep., 1821."
With these ten pounds the boy was afterwards apprenticed to a printer.
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