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.

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