I should be very happy to come and teach you the Braille sometime, if you have time to learn, but I am afraid you are too busy.
She depends so little on her braille manuscript, that, when she began to write her story more than a year ago and had put in braille a hundred pages of material and notes, she made the mistake of destroying these notes before she had finished her manuscript.
I explained that Uncle Frank was old, and couldn't learn braille easily.
However, the braille worked well enough in the languages; but when it came to Geometry and Algebra, it was different.
TO MR. JOHN HITZ 138 Brattle St., Cambridge, Nov. 11, 1899. ...As to the braille question, I cannot tell how deeply it distresses me to hear that my statement with regard to the examinations has been doubted.
It was necessary for me to write algebra and geometry in class and solve problems in physics, and this I could not do until we bought a braille writer, by means of which I could put down the steps and processes of my work.
As she had now learned to express her ideas on paper, I next taught her the braille system.
I do not write on a Braille tablet, as you suppose, but on a grooved board like the piece which I enclose.
This difficulty is in part obviated by the use of her braille machine, which makes a manuscript that she can read; but as her work must be put ultimately in typewritten form, and as a braille machine is somewhat cumbersome, she has got into the habit of writing directly on her typewriter.
I gave her my braille slate to play with, thinking that the mechanical pricking of holes in the paper would amuse her and rest her mind.