Law, Mary Blythe (1873–1955)

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Law, Mary Blythe (1873–1955)

New Zealand teacher of the blind. Born Aug 13, 1873, in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland; died Dec 26, 1955, in Auckland, New Zealand; dau. of William Law and Catharine (Morton) Law; sister of Alice Easton Law.

Immigrated with sister to New Zealand (early 1880s); worked as assistant teacher, then head teacher at Jubilee Institute for the Blind (1894–1939); helped supervise and expand Braille library at Jubilee Institute. Made MBE (1939).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 4).

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