Nineteenth Annual Report of the Managers of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind; Presented to the Corporators, At their Annual Meeting, February 2, 1852. William Chapin.
Nineteenth Annual Report of the Managers of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind; Presented to the Corporators, At their Annual Meeting, February 2, 1852

Nineteenth Annual Report of the Managers of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind; Presented to the Corporators, At their Annual Meeting, February 2, 1852

Philadelphia: John C. Clark, printer, 1852. Paperback. 45, [1] p.; 22 cm. Pale yellow wrapper with engraved vignette of the original building at 20th and Race streets after the 1851 addition of a wing at each end. Small stamp "Dickinson" at lower gutter on first page of text. Disbound from a volume of unrelated 19th-century pamphlets. The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind was established in 1832 by Julius Reinhold Friedlander (1803-1839) in Philadelphia. The school moved to the Overbrook section of the city around the turn of the century and in 1946 the name was changed to the Overbrook School for the Blind. This report, submitted by William Chapin (1802-1888) the principal, includes a list of 24 former students and their subsequent employment as teachers either in music or in another field at one of the nation's schools for the blind. The report also urged the necessity of the establishment of a home for the aged and infirm blind. The appendix lists the articles made in the manufacturing department, and all of the current students with their state or country or origin. Chapin served as principal from 1849 to 1890. In Very Good- Condition: disbound; lacking back wrapper; small scrape with partial loss of imprint; wrapper lightly soiled. Very Good -. Item #005083

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