A Discourse in Commemoration of the Life, Character and Services, of the REV. Thomas H. Gallaudet, LL.D; Delivered Before the Citizens of Hartford, January 7th, 1852

A Discourse in Commemoration of the Life, Character and Services, of the REV. Thomas H. Gallaudet, LL.D; Delivered Before the Citizens of Hartford, January 7th, 1852

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...earnest solicitations, Mr. Gallaudet anticipated the difficulties which that enterprise afterward encountered, and which he feared would "probably not entirely defeat, but must inevitably postpone its success. But never mind, the cause is worth laboring and suffering for, and enter on your work with a manly trust that the people will yet see its transcendent importance to them and their children to the latest posterity, and that God will bless an enterprise fraught with so much of good to every plan of local benevolence." The measures of that Board, and of their Secretary, were determined on after consultation with him, --and in all the preliminary operations, those measures had his personal cooperation. In company with the Secretary, he visited every county in the State in 1838, and addressed conventions of teachers, school officers and parents. He took part in the course of instruction of the first normal class, or teachers' institute, held in this country, in 1839, and again in a similar institute in 1840. He appeared before the Joint Committee of Education in the General Assembly, on several occasions when appropriations for a normal school were asked for. He was one of the lecturers in the teachers' convention held in Hartford in 1846, --and had the gratification of welcoming to the State Normal School at New Britain, in 1850, the first class of pupil teachers, and of taking part in their instruction. He was to have delivered a public address before one of the literary societies in that institution, called, in gratitude for his early and constant advocacy of normal schools, after his name, at the first anniversary of the State Normal School in September, 1851. Mr. Gallaudet was a contributor at different times to the Annals of...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541006
  • 9781236541000