Gentleman’s Magazine


Accession Number: 2003.68

Summary/Description: Item is a disbound May 1762 issue of the Gentleman's Magazine, pp.191-244. It includes an article on page 220 titled "An Account of a French Lady, blind from her infancy, who can read, write, and play at Cards, etc.," with a continuing footnote on page 221. The article describes how Madamoiselle de Salignac learned the alphabet using "letters cut in cards or pattleboard," her use of a ruler for a pencil-writing guide, and how she read by touch using paper pricked with raised letters. Mention is made in two footnotes of Mr. Stanley, an organist of St. Andrew's, who was blind from birth. Some yellowing; pages 197-204 are missing; pieces of leather along spine from previous binding.

Author: Urban, Sylvanus, editor pseud.

Publisher: D. Henry?

Publisher Place: London, England

Publish Date: May 1762

Subjects: Blind Communication Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Pencil writing Tactile learning Tactile writing

Physical Description: 8 1/4 x 5 x 1/4 in.