Thursday, May 15, 2014
A Letter from an angry Deaf female workhouse inmate...
A letter from an angry Deaf female workhouse inmate.
[Source: 1906 Sep 29 - Dundalk Democrat]
I have met Anna Eakins before - both in the Irish Deaf History Archives and on RTE's 'Hands On' recently (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2w4PmegUvs).
Here we see another example of a poor Deaf woman dealing with a harsh institutional system - but with the benefit of a good education and impressive literacy.