Dupraw shorthand notes

Hi Folks,
In one of my previous shorthand-obsessions periods, I xeroxed a whole bunch of pages from the National Shorthand  Reporter.  Given the near icon-status of Martin J. Dupraw in Gregg history, I thought I would share one that some of you may have seen but most may not have.  It’s in “PICTURES” not “DOCUMENTS” because I still haven’t figured out how to add documents (hint hint!).  The transcription is there, too.  Even with my limited abilities, with just a little peek at the transcription, I can follow his notes—aren’t they remarkably clear?

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  1. Glad you liked it, Alex.  No, I don't think it was a Gregg Publication, because they had different sections, a Gregg Section, of course, but also a Pittman Section.  It seems to have been just what it says, a periodical devoted to court reporters and their job-related interests and problems.  One of the 1956 issues has the obituary of Charles Lee Swem, who died on November 30, 1956 at the age of 63.  It says he had been in an accident and remained in the hospital for 27 days before succumbing to his injuries.  It doesn't say what type of accident, though.  An example of his actual court reporting notes is also given, which are considerably harder to read than Dupraw's, I think!  Next chance I get, I'll scan those, too.

  2. I appreciate the encouragement, Osvaldo, and I will look around for some others.  Yes, it could be that Swem was "speeding"!  (I hope we're not struck down for joking about something like this, but isn't it wonderful to be remembered so long after you're gone, for whatever the reason!

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