The images below contain two entries about Oliver's experience with guns, shopping for knives, his fondness for pudding, and his amusement at how handkerchief is a long word. The journal contains no distinct beginning or end to entries and no punctuation, for example: "I want eat much pudding and butter and molasses I love pudding very much and drink fresh water"
Oliver Caswell (c.1830-1896) was a student of the Perkins Institution alongside Laura Bridgman, who helped educate him under the direction of Dr. Howe. He grew up with his family in Rhode Island. He arrived at Perkins Institution in 1841 and was among the first students who were deafblind. At the age of twelve he began his education at school and he learned the manual alphabet, and how to write and read. He had a talent for woodworking and building, and this was thought to be a future profession for him. Oliver Caswell died in 1896 at the age of sixty. For more information please see: Perkins Annual Report, 1842.
I did turn with wheel and press squeeze paper