Quite apart from his SpeedWords, Reginald Dutton created a bonafide shorthand system.
[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)

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  1. Guy:

    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, [1] 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.

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