Manchester and Salford Adult Deaf Benevolent Association

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Pages 15 - 31 is a history of the Manchester and Salford Deaf Benevolent Association, particularly the work of James Herriot. James was a deaf tailor brought up in Edinburgh who started a business in Manchester in the 1840s. Being better educated than many deaf people in Manchester, he set up an association to support deaf people through education, charity, religious support and finding employment. The evidence supports the view that Herriot was a deaf radical, part of a network of similar deaf people across the UK, often opposed to the work from the Church of England and established schools for deaf children.
Pages 32 - 46 is the transcript from pages of editions of the Manchester Courier and Guardian of 1856 which provides detailed evidence of the views of Herriot and the teachers of the school for deaf children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15 - 46
Number of pages31
JournalDeaf History Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • deaf history
  • deaf leadership
  • Manchester

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