Quite apart from his SpeedWords, Reginald Dutton created a bonafide shorthand system.
This is from http://www.geocities.com/newcongress/biography.html
[Dutton] felt that Malone’s shorthand system could be improved upon and thus he began the development of his own shorthand system. . . . In 1916 Dutton published his work under the title “Shorthand in Three Days.” He made minor improvements but settled on a final form by 1919 and republished his work as “Dutton One Week Shorthand” as the 12 lessons could be mastered in one week.
Has anyone here by any chance seen this system–or learned it?
(by sh-ndnut for everyone)
Here are the particulars, as denoted by the Library of Congress:
LC Control Number: 17021886
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Brief Description: Dutton, Reginald John Garfield. [from old catalog]
Shorthand in three days,
[New York, McConnell ptg. co.] c1916.
23,  p. 22 cm.
You might be able to get a copy (or photocopies, if you're in the UK) via Interlibrary Loan
Until now, I haven't heard of this system, but it'd be interesting to see a copy of the script.
Thanks, George. I'm in Canada. I'll try for an ILL here and if I have any luck I'll let you know.
Guy abebooks.ca has a few "keys" to various Dutton shorthand texts, all published in the 1940's. No text, itself, though, unfortunately. If you do get the ILL, let me know. I'm in Vancouver, and I'd like to have a look at the book, too. It's not in my library. email@example.com Billy
Hi Billy, George I've applied for an ILL for Dutton One-Week Shorthand and/or Shorthand in Three Days. As soon as I hear I'll let you guys know. Guy