Massachusetts Archives


Office of the Secretary of State: Applications for instruction of the deaf

Part of: Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State

Applications for instruction of the deaf, 1819-1887.

12 document boxes
Call no.: SC1/149X

Scope and Content: The Commonwealth, in order to fulfill its responsibility to provide education to its deaf residents, was required to pay tuition to the American Asylum in Hartford (Resolves 1819, c 60), to the Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes in Northampton, and to the Horace Mann School in Boston (Boston School for Deaf Mutes until 1887) (Resolves 1868, c 200) for students who qualified as state beneficiaries.  Applications for instruction certified that the student was deaf and in need of financial assistance.
Arrangement: Arranged by institution, thereunder chronologically
Notes: Some returns formerly part of: Miscellaneous collection, boxes 84, 101, 106
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