Prize Essays Upon the Employment of the Blind, with extracts from other competing essays [Line letter]


Accession Number: 1995.7.7c

Summary/Description: Essays written by blind or visually impaired individuals about employment of the blind for a competition organized by Otis Patten, Superintendent, Arkansas Institution for the Education of the Blind. Patten offered cash prizes for the first, second, and third best essays. Submissions were judged at the 1876 conference of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind (AAIB) by Michael Anagnos, Superintendent, Perkins School for the Blind; W.D. Williams, Principal, Georgia Academy of the Blind; and Mrs. A.D. Lord, Superintendent, New York State Institution for the Blind, Batavia. A cash award of $25 for first place went to Ms. Rosa Carey of Chaumont, NY; a second-place prize of $15 went to Mr. H.H. Johnson of Romney, WV; and a third-place prize of $10 went to Mr. A.M. Shotwell of Concord, MI. Volume includes introductory remarks by Patten. Brown clothbound boards with black leather on corners and spine. Gilt lines and a green label embossed "Prize Essays" are on spine. On title page: "Printed and Stereotyped by the American Printing House for the Blind." Single-sided embossing.

Author: Patten, Otis, editor

History/Provenance: Volume was published at APH in 1877 and belonged to Otis Patten. It was acquired by the donor, a relative of Patten, who donated the book, along with other Patten material, to the APH Museum in 1994.

Credit Line: Gift of Anne Anderson, 1995.7

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: 1877

Subjects: Blind Employment

Physical Description: 1 v. (56 p.) of raised type ; 14 x 12 in.