Gallaudet, Edward Miner, 1837-1917

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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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creatorOf Pace, Robert S.,. Papers of Robert S. Pace [manuscript], 1669-1993 (bulk 1830-1965). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922. ALS, 1883 January 28 : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Sanders. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1834-1970, (bulk 1855-1922) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Corliss, Carlton J. (Carlton Jonathan), b. 1888,. Carlton J. Corliss collection, 1808-1891. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Woodruff, J. Proceedings of the Gallaudet centennial commemoration : held in St. George's Hall, Philadelphia, PA., Dec. 12th, 1887 / stenographically reported by J. Woodruff, 729 Walnut St. Phila, Pa. Gallaudet University Library
creatorOf T. H. Gallaudet and Edward Miner Gallaudet Papers, 1806-1958, (bulk 1806-1917) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922. Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frost family. Frost family papers, 1710-1923 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Horatio King papers, 1832-1906 (bulk 1857-1891). Library of Congress
referencedIn Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932. Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frost Family Papers, 1710-1923 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Breckinridge Family Papers, 1752-1965 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913. David McNeely Stauffer papers, 1817-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Horatio King Papers, 1832-1906, (bulk 1857-1891) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gallaudet, T. H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1787-1851. T.H. Gallaudet and Edward Miner Gallaudet papers, 1806-1958. Library of Congress
referencedIn W. W. Corcoran Papers, 1791-1896, (bulk 1849-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Literary Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.). Records of the Literary Society of Washington, Washington, D.C., 1873-1987. Library of Congress
referencedIn James A. Garfield collection, 1863-1882 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). Library of Congress
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Birth 1837-02-05

Death 1917-09-26



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