Laurent Clerc papers 1811-1896


Laurent Clerc papers 1811-1896

The papers consist of correspondence relating to the founding of the American School for the Deaf and Dumb in Hartford, Connecticut in 1817 by Laurent Clerc at the invitation of Thomas H. Gallaudet. Included also is a diary in English kept by Clerc during his voyage to the United States from France (1816) together with transcriptions of newspaper accounts of his first address in the United States, newspaper clippings, legal and financial documents, student papers, and memorabilia. There are a few family and personal papers and autobiographical notes by Clerc (1857-1869). Principal correspondents are John Louis Cheverus, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Abbé Sicard, and Roberts Vaux.

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

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 ...

Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836 (person)

Roberts Vaux was treasurer of PMMWD in 1831. From the description of ALS, 1831 October 18 : Philadelphia, Pa. to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Western District. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 51617833 Quaker Roberts Vaux was an American juror, philanthropist and abolitionist; he became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1819. From the guide to the Address on the impolicy of slavery, 1824, 1824, (American P...

Clerc, Laurent, 1785-1869 (person)

Laurent Clere became deaf at the age of one year. He was educated at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris, where he became a teacher in 1805. In 1816 he joined Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet in founding the America School for the Deaf and Dumb in Hartford, Connecticut, where he taught until 1858. From the description of Laurent Clere papers, 1811-1896 [microform]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 45965258 Laurent Clerc became deaf at the age of one year....

Sicard, M. l'abbé (Roch Ambroise Cucurron), 1742-1822 (person)

Cheverus, Jean-Louis-Anne-Madeleine Lefebvre de, 1768-1836. (person)

American School, at Hartford, for the Deaf (corporateBody)