Daily Evening Transcript


Accession Number: 1998.82.1

Summary/Description: May 24, 1844 issue contains an article on the second page, column 1, regarding an embossed writing system and apparatus developed for the blind by George A. Hughes, of London, who became blind at the age of 29. His system used two dots, one rough and one smooth, and a horizontal line to represent every letter of the alphabet. Embossing was done using a cushion, paper, and formula to guide the writing hand.

History/Provenance: Donated by an antique bookdealer.

Credit Line: Gift of Jim Lyons, 1998.82

Publisher: Dutton & Wentworth

Publisher Place: Boston, MA

Publish Date: May 24, 1844

Subjects: Inventions Printing and writing systems Tactile writing

Physical Description: 1 issue ( [4] pages) ; 17.75 x 12.25 in.