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- Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
[Certificate] 1891 May 8, New York [to] Miss Mary E. Loveless / Alexander Graham Bell.
Bell signs his name to the certificate of membership, validating that Mary E. Loveless has paid her annual $2 dues and is entitled a full membership to the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, incorporated in New York in 1890, a society to which Bell donated over $300,000. Known both for his invention of the telephone in 1876 and his teaching of the deaf, Bell taught at Boston University and Oxford, using Visible Speech and a system of notation to teach students with hearing impairments. He also experimented in eugenics, aviation, and telegraphy, interesting himself in the organizations of the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institute. Born in Scotland, Bell became a U.S. citizen in 1882.
- Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842.
[Letter] 1829 August 1, Soho Square (London), [to] Dear Sir / Charles Bell.
Bell explains that instead of applying to Mr. Sak's medical officers, whom he names, he has written a note, but anticipates that the recipient will not like the mode of application. Bell asks the recipient's assistance, and promises to inform him of the answer made to his application. A physiologist and a surgeon interested in the human brain and nervous system, Bell practiced at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Hunterian School of Medicine on London 19s Great Windmill Street, the Middlesex Hospital, and the Royal College of Surgeons. His research on the brain maintained that different portions of the brain performed distinct functions. After assisting in the treatment of soldiers during the Napoleonic wars, Bell wrote a treatise on gunshot wounds. He helped establish London University 19s medical school where he was teaching when this letter was written; he later moved on to professor of surgery at Edinburgh University where he remained the rest of his life. In 1831 he was knighted by William IV.
- Bindley, James, 1737-1818.
[Letter] [to] Thomas Hill, Esqr., Henrietta Street, Covent Garden (London) / James Bindley.
Bindley writes to Hill to clarify the matter of borrowing tracts relative to the University of Cambridge; Bindley cannot recall whether Hill had said he would send the items, or if he might have been waiting for Bindley's formal request. If possible, Bindley asks that the tracts be sent back with the bearer. He apologizes for not calling earlier, as he was at Sir William Musgrave's portrait sale.
- Boggs, Thomas Hale, Sr., (1914 - 197).
[Letter] 1963 May 14, Washington D.C., [to] Tad [Francis E. Walter] / Hale Boggs, M.C.
Boggs declares his intention of visiting Walter in the hospital in a day or two, calling him "one of the most effective members of the House" whose presence has been missed tremendously. Hale closes by asserting, "One of the nicest experiences in my life has been your warm and continuing friendship. It is something that I treasure more than I can possibly tell you." A Representative from Louisiana who served in World War II, Boggs spent fifteen terms in Congress, serving as the majority whip and the majority leader. Fellow Democrat, Congressman Walter served in World War II and as a Representative from Pennsylvania in the seventy-third and fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from 1933 until his death May 31, 1963. Walter also acted as chairman of the Committee on Un-American Activities.
- Brodhead, Daniel.
[Letter] 1782 April 30, Lancaster [to] Stone / Dan Brodhead.
Brodhead declares that though he has nothing of importance to communicate, he could not resist dropping Stone a line as a bearer is bound for Philadelphia and will stop by their office. He mentions Mrs. Read who "gave me a Roasting" for having no news to tell her of Philadelphia; Miss Grace Riche, "a lovely girl," has "made conquests here" and remembered Brodhead. He reviews the other "fine girls" he has met or had tea with. In company with Colonel North and Captain White he journeys to "York-Town," mentioning the stream that runs through Little York which "has been often sung by youthful loving Bards." After riding 53 miles today, Brodhead states that he is fatigued, but will be with Stone soon, and sends his greetings to the office.
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