Ink Signature Affixed to a Letter from the American Asylum

Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins

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Ink signature clipped from a document and affixed to the bottom of a one-page letter from the American Asylum dated June 19, 1856. The letter is in response to a request for an autograph of Gallaudet (who was by this time deceased) sent to Connecticut asylum for the insane at which he served as chaplain and administrator from 1838-1851. The letter states : " I have not until today been able to procure for you the autograph of the late Mr. Gallaudet. I now send you the best and in fact all that I have. Strange as it may seem, there is not a signature of his in this office which can be detached without mutilating important documents." and is signed by Wm. W. Turner. The Gallaudet signature, a fairly large, clear clip, "T.H. Gallaudet" is affixed at the bottom below Turner's. The whole, on lightly lined stationery , is afixed to a larger page from a scrapbook. Couple of small smudges in the body of the note and some light discoloration about the edges from the paste, not affecting the Gallaudet signature. Photo scan (which will not be suitable for unauthorized reproduction) can be made available to serious inquirers only. Engraved portrait of Gallaudet, which appears to be a plate from a book and is suitable for framing, is included. Philadelphia-born T.H. Gallaudet (1787-1851) became the most prominent American educator of the deaf after studying the cause in England, Scotland and France. He founded the first public institution for the education of the hearing impaired in Hartford in 1817, serving as its president until ill health forced him to step down in 1830. His lifelong devotion to the care of the handicapped continued with his appointment as chaplain and board member of a Middletown, Ct. insane asylum where he served until his death in 1851. Bookseller Inventory # X144

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