Beginning of American Education
First informal program opened in the New York City alms house in 1810
- organized by Rev. John Stanford
- led to the creation of the N.Y. Institution for the Deaf & Dumb in 1818.
The Braidwood family became a major indirect influence in 1812
- John Braidwood arrived in Baltimore
- advertised to find pupils
- obtained financial support of Col. Wm. Bolling