(Birmingham, England: Press of Hudson & Son), [ca. 1899]. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, approx. 8.75 x 5.5 inches, 4 pages. Cheap paper a bit age toned; in very good condition. Item #16087
Promotional material (including testimonials) for this "school for young stammerers" run by Mr. and Mrs. Beasley in Brampton Park, near Huntingdon, "Where Education in all its branches, embracing the highest classical and commercial training, is carried out. Pupils are also prepared for the Universities, public schools, and the professions. . . . Boys at a large school who stammer are most heavily handicapped, and their lives oftem made unbearable, through the thoughtless or wanton behaviour of their companions. . . . Unfortunately, parents are often utterly ignorant of this, and boys of the right metal are unwilling to 'peach' or complain." Beasley further notes, "Stammering is a bar to all Government Appointments--the Army, the Navy, the Civil Service." With testimonias and press extracts dated from 1895 to 1899, including those that sing the praises of the school "Speech Day."