Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Mary S. Garrett to Fred DeLand, October 19
BELMONT AND MONUMENT AVENUES,
Dear Mr. De Land:—
I have yours of October 17. I was not in Dr. Bell's class in Boston. My sister, Emma who founded all the pure oral work in Penna., was in Prof. Butterfield's class; he succeeded Dr. Bell as a teacher of Visible Speech in the then School of Oratory in Boston. My sister is no longer living Another sister was also in his class, but she married shortly after. I took my training from my sister Emma. I do not know any of the other pupils in that class and am sorry I cannot help you on that point.
So far as Visible Speech is concerned, my sister and I consider the positions of the organs in making all the speech sounds, which we learned from Dr. Bell's method, invaluable. If the Visible Speech symbols were in universal use, they would be much better