Baker, Charles (1803–1874), teacher of deaf people, was born on 31 July 1803, the second son of Thomas Baker, headmaster of the Lancasterian School, Severn Street, Birmingham, and his wife, Charlotte Mould. His elder brother was Franklin Baker (1800–1867); his younger brothers included ...
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Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people, was born on 8 May 1698 in Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, to William Baker, a clerk in chancery, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Aaron Pengry, comptroller of the petty bag office. His father died when he was very young, and he himself recorded that he was brought up by his paternal grandmother. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to a bookseller of ...
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Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone, was born on 3 March 1847 at 16 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the second of three sons of Alexander Melville Bell (1819–1905), speech therapist and elocutionist, and his first wife, ...
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Braidwood, Thomas (1715–1806), teacher of deaf people, was born in Scotland and educated at Edinburgh University. He was for some time assistant in the grammar school at Hamilton, and afterwards opened a mathematical school in Edinburgh. On 1 October 1752 he married Margaret Pearson...
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Hutton, James Scott (1833–1891), teacher of deaf people and author, was born on 10 May 1833 in Perth, Scotland, son of George Hutton (1801–1870) and Ann Scott (b. 1803/4), both natives of Perthshire. Raised on Melville Street, Perth, in a strongly Secessionist family, ...
Tomlinson, (Philip) Richard Henry (1943–2006), teacher and theatre director, was born on 10 August 1943 at 32 Mansion House Road, Glasgow, the only son (there were two daughters) of David Alan Tomlinson, chartered accountant and teacher, and his wife, Dorothy Maria, née Owston...
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Watson, Joseph (1764/5–1829), teacher of deaf people, was educated at a school in Mare Street, Hackney, run by his uncle, Thomas Braidwood, the pioneer teacher of deaf children. In 1784 he decided to follow his uncle's profession and was involved in the foundation in 1792, by public subscription, of the ‘asylum for the maintenance and education of the deaf and dumb children of the poor’ which opened in ...