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Laura Dewey Bridgman (Bridgman Laura)

Born: 1829 AD
Died: 1889 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Teacher


1829 - Born on the 21st of December.

1837 - She was brought to the Perkins School for the Blind in October, age 7, by Samuel Gridley Howe, the director of the school.

1842 - Charles Dickens visited the school and impressed by Bridgman's successful education, wrote about her in his American Notes.

1889 - Died on the 24th of May, was buried at Dana Cemetery in Hanover, New Hampshire.


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