Raleigh Rainbows Key – Chaps 1 – 5

Here is the English key for Raleigh Rainbows, Chapters 1 through 5.  I have the entire 20 chapters in manuscript.  I will type up the others as time allows. 
These chapters are limited to the rules from the corresponding chapters in the 1916 Gregg Shorthand Manual.
Overall, this is a good learning tool, but the story is lame. 
I have removed the earlier document that had Chapters 1 through 3 and replaced it with this document. 
These early chapters are short.  Chapters 1 through 5 are contained on 12 shorthand pages.  The other 15 chapters are contained on Pages 13 through 146.

Attachment: RaleighRainbowsKeyChap1To5.pdf

(by Paul for
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  1. If anyone sees any typos, please let me know so I can fix the key. I used a (?) if I was unsure of a word or phrase. This book was not proofed carefully. There are some shorthand errors, and some of the shorthand is out of proportion. The vocabulary in later chapters is obscure, even for the 20's.

  2. Is there any interest in my sharing the rest of the typewritten key with this group as I create it? I plan on typing up more chapters as I have time. I am not certain whether there is any interest in learning 1916 pre-Anniversary Shorthand. This only real use for this book is as a companion piece to the 1916 Gregg Shorthand Manual.

  3. As demonstrated in the "differences" between 1916 and Anniversary "Alice in Wonderland" revisions, some of the 1916 forms were very cool — like the outline for Australia, covered by the prefix + TR principle in 1916 and dumped in Anniversary. I appreciate your effort in making a transcript but will not be reduced to tears should you consider it too time consuming. However, most Anniversary writers would be entertained and perhaps adopt many of the prefixes and suffixes as well as shortcuts which were omitted in later versions. Up to you!

  4. I am curious which versions of Gregg Shorthand are used by the members of this group. Are most people in this group using Pre-Anniversary, Anniversary, Simplified, Diamond Jubilee, or some other version?

    Lately, I have been favoring the 1916 version for reading novels because they added so many prefixes and shortcuts in 1916 that were removed by 1929. 1916 is the most abbreviated version of Gregg Shorthand, so reading those books is a challenge.

  5. I primarily use Anniversary but I have added most of the prefixes & suffixes from 1916, additional brief forms from the 'expert' books, and some phrasing and other 1916 shortcuts. I do like writing the next word in the "ing" dot position. Agreed that 1916 is the most abbreviated form of Gregg published but would seriously advise beginners who are interested to become proficient in Anniversary before looking at the 1916 manual.

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