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Page 28 - Was there any known peculiarity in the family of the father of the applicant; that is, were any of the grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters or cousins blind, deaf or insane, or afflicted with any infirmity of body or mind ? 19.
Page 27 - The friends of the pupils can visit them whenever they choose. Indigent blind persons, of suitable age and character, belonging to Massachusetts, can be admitted...
Page 6 - This sum covers all expenses, except for clothing ; namely, board, washing, medicines, the use of books, musical instruments, &c. The pupils must furnish their own clothing, and pay their own fares to and from the Institution.
Page 26 - All great establishments in the nature of boarding schools, where the sexes must be separated ; where there must be boarding in common and sleeping in congregate dormitories ; where there must be routine and formality, and restraint and repression of individuality ; where the charms and refining influences of the true family relation cannot be had — all such institutions are unnatural, undesirable, and very liable to abuse. We should have as few of them as is possible, and those few should be kept...
Page 16 - It is not only more blessed to \give than to receive, but also more pleasant.
Page 3 - Ал obligation will be required from some responsible person, that the pupil shall be removed, without expense to the Institution, whenever it may be desirable to discharge him. The usual period of tuition is from five to seven years. The...
Page 7 - An obligation will be required from some responsible person, that the pupil shall be removed without expense to the institution, whenever it may be desirable to discharge him. The usual period of tuition is from five to seven years. Indigent blind persons residing in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island, by applying as above to the " Commissioners for the Blind," care of the Secretary of State in the respective States, can obtain warrants of free admission.
Page 29 - ... cherished. Beware how you needlessly sever any of those ties of family, of friendship, of neighborhood, during the period of their strongest growth, lest you make a homeless man, a wanderer and a stranger. Especially beware how you cause him to neglect forming early relations of affection with those whose sympathy and friendship will be most important to him during life...
Page 7 - Blind, care of the Secretary of State," in the respective States, can obtain warrants of free admission. For further particulars address Dr. SG Howe, Director of the Institution for the Blind, Boston, Mass. The relatives or friends of the blind who may be sent to the Institution, are requested to furnish information in answer to the following questions : 1. What is the name and age of the applicant ? 2. Where born ? 3.

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