Gallaudet, T. H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1787-1851Alternative names
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
T. H. Gallaudet
1787, Dec. 10:
Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
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
Helped found and direct American Asylum, at Hartford, for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb, Hartford, Conn.
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.
Graduated, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
Became first principal of Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Blind, Washington, D.C.
Married Jane M. Fessenden (died 1866)
1864- 1910: President, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Married Susan Skinner Denison
Published A Manual of International Law. New York [etc.]: A. S. Barnes & Co.
Delegate to international convention of instructors of the deaf, Milan, Italy
Invited by British government to visit London, England, to testify before a royal commission on the blind, deaf, and dumb
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)