Gallaudet, T. H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1787-1851

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Birth 1787-12-10
Death 1851-09-10

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Educators.

From the description of T.H. Gallaudet and Edward Miner Gallaudet papers, 1806-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80754719

Philadelphia-born educator; pioneer in teaching of the deaf.

From the description of ALS : Hartford, to James McFarlane Mathews, 1832 July 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316930

Biographical Note

T. H. Gallaudet

  • 1787, Dec. 10: Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1805: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1808: M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1814: Graduated, Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass., and became a minister
  • circa 1815 - 1817 : Traveled to England and France to learn ways for teaching deaf people; studied with Abbeé Sicard in Paris, where he learned sign language
  • 1817: Helped found and direct American Asylum, at Hartford, for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1821: Married Sara Fowle
  • 1851, Sept. 10: 1851, Sept. 10

Edward Miner Gallaudet

  • 1837, Feb. 5: Born, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1855 - 1857 : Taught at school for the deaf founded by his father in Hartford, Conn.
  • 1856: Graduated, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1857: Became first principal of Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Blind, Washington, D.C.
  • 1858: Married Jane M. Fessenden (died 1866)
  • 1864 - 1910 : President, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1868: Married Susan Skinner Denison
  • 1879: Published A Manual of International Law. New York [etc.]: A. S. Barnes & Co.
  • 1880: Delegate to international convention of instructors of the deaf, Milan, Italy
  • 1886: Invited by British government to visit London, England, to testify before a royal commission on the blind, deaf, and dumb
  • 1888: Published Life of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Founder of Deaf-Mute Instruction in America. New York: H. Holt and Co.
  • 1917, Sept. 26: Died, Hartford, Conn.

From the guide to the T. H. Gallaudet and Edward Miner Gallaudet Papers, 1806-1958, (bulk 1806-1917), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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