Teaching and Learning Shorthand: Past Practices

I have been recently reading Lesley Cowan’s biography of John Robert Gregg and I have been finding it quite interesting.  One of the things that it has sparked an interest in, is the teaching methods for Gregg shorthand, when it was still being taught in schools and colleges. What I am not sure about is…

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Shorthand for General Use

The following remarks made by Dr. Gregg advocating the use of shorthand in general writing were delivered in a speech in 1917. I wrote them in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: shorthand-for-general-use.pdf Attachment: shorthand-for-general-use-article.pdf

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Loafers

This short article from the Saturday Evening Post on loafers in the office is written in Simplified by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: loafers.pdf

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Later Gregg version improvements?

I was wondering whether later versions of Gregg improved on something in previous versions or if they fixed flaws in previous versions. The basic trend seemed to be towards reducing brief forms but were there any significant improvements (beyond brief reduction, assuming you think of that as an improvement)?

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Legal Option for sharing (some) copyrighted books

I came across this a little while ago: https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/ This appears to be a *legal* option for sharing books that were published between 1923 and 1941, which opens up the possibility of legal digital access to, for instance, the anniversary edition functional method books, which were published in 1936 (and renewed in Oct 1963, dang…

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