Correspondence, MSS of articles and speeches, reports, accounts, notebooks, clippings, and periodicals containing articles
by and about him, relating primarily to his career as principal of the California Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the
Blind, Berkeley, California.
Also included: papers relating to his estate and letters of condolence addressed to his daughter.
Warring Wilkinson, educator and head of the California Institution for the Deaf and the Blind at Berkeley, California, for
over 40 years, was born in Charlton, New York, May 25, 1834, and educated at Union College. He began his educational work
with the deaf in 1858, after graduation, at the New York Institution for the Deaf. In 1865 he accepted the offer as principal
of the California School for the Deaf and the Blind, a private institution founded in San Francisco in 1860 by Mrs. Frances
Augusta Clark. He soon succeeded in securing state support for the school and then, also, a new location. Berkeley was chosen
as the site, and in 1869 the school was moved across the Bay, where it became one of the best known in the country. In 1909,
sight failing, he retired, and the Board of Directors made him Principal Emeritus. He died on April 7, 1918.
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder
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