Lot 100: Uncommon signature of Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D., (December 10, 1787 - September 10, 1851). Gallaudet was a renowned American pioneer in the education of the deaf. Along with Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell, he co-founded the first institution for the education of the deaf in North America, in 1817 it opened and he became its first principal, of the American School for the Deaf. Gallaudet University was named after him, by his son who started the first deaf University. Interesting lower 8 x2.5 portion which is a report on 2 of the students Gallaudet was working with and their progress, written by him and signed below "T.H. Gallaudet, teacher of the Deaf & Dumb". Condition does have a couple issues a tear vertically that goes through one letter in his signature and some of the writing and old tape stain showing through back else in good condition. To the left it also has the name of the Rev. Sam J. May, which was also an important and famous, for multiple reform movements including education, women's rights, and abolitionism, and was the sponsor of these pupils for the school.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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