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Adventures of a deaf-mute

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Title:
Adventures of a deaf-mute
Description:
Another specimen of mendicant literature is this pamphlet by carpenter William B. Swett, recounting his explorations in the mountains of New Hampshire. Proceeds from its original printing were devoted to the Boston Deaf-Mute Mission, but Swett's failing eyesight prompted a reprinting of the pamphlet for his own support "that the profits thereof may help him along through this present affliction, peculiarly unfortunate to one who had already lost hearing and speech. All purchasers of this book will understand that they are aiding a deaf-mute, who, while able, actively devoted his energies to the welfare of his fellows in misfortune, and deserves some return therefor in his now darkened days." Front cover of William B. Swett's pamphlet Adventures of a deaf-mute
Creator:
Swett, William B., 1824-1884
Date:
1875
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Harvard Medical Library
Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (F41.25.S97)
Series:
Harvard Medical Library
Subjects:
Swett, William B., 1824-1884
Title pages
Deaf
Pamphlets
Extent:
1 title page
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Publisher:
William B. Swett
Notes:
Purchased for the Harvard Medical Library, 2005
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0002817