a Sister of St. Joseph and Deaf Mute Institute
A dictionary of sign language used in America. The volume contains 76 typewritten leaves and was prepared by a Sister of St. Joseph from the Deaf Mute Institue in St. Louis, Missouri. It is believed to have been circulated "for the use solely of the Jesuit Scholastics" circa 1900.
This early manual conatins a general vocabulary and instructions for how to sign, including some distinctively Catholic terms.
Additional words appearing on title page: Ephphetha, "Be Thou Opened"
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