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The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille$
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Zina Weygand

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804757683

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.001.0001

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The Merging of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the Hospice of the Quinze-Vingts

The Merging of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the Hospice of the Quinze-Vingts

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(p.158) Chapter 9 The Merging of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the Hospice of the Quinze-Vingts
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The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0010

This chapter discusses the merger of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the hospice of the Quinze-Vingts on 15 Vendémiaire Year IX (October 7, 1800). The merger called for Haüy to be relieved of the administrative responsibility for his establishment, but he remained “the sole person in charge of the moral education and instruction of the blind.” The government's decision to merge the two institutions was prompted by administrative and budgetary concerns: the attachment of the Institute for Blind Workers to the Quinze-Vingts would allow for a savings on buildings and personnel at a time when the financial situation of the establishment was truly catastrophic.

Keywords:   blind, Valentin Haüy, National Institute for Blind Workers, Quinze-Vingts

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