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It’s not Gregg Shorthand. That would be a big reason for her difficulty. This looks like it is Pitman Shorthand.
Miss Terry is just what it says. That part is longhand. 🙂
|I shrug whole-heartedly. It almost looks like Thomas Natural, but none of the outlines seem to make sense in it.|
|It is, indeed, Pitman Shorthand.|
Being out of practice for so long—and reaching only half-way through the theory, anyway–I can only pick out bits and pieces.
The short forms, in particular, one forgets.
There is a woman in Colorado who transcribes the various Pitman varieties, but she’s not cheap. You can find her by Googling Dorothy Roberts Pitman Shorthand.
Alternately, the gentleman who runs The Joy of Pitman Shorthand might be able to transcribe, or knows somebody who can. Fortunately, the sample is in excellent condition.
If you are able to get this deciphered, it would be interesting to hear what it says.