A few months ago I saw a book titled Syllabic Writing for sale online. The description was sparse: the listing only gave the title, said it was about shorthand and was published in 1937. I bought it assuming it would be a description of some obscure and exotic shorthand system based on syllables.
It’s actually a listing of word families in Gregg Shorthand, presumably the Anniversary version.
The author’s name is given in the copyright notice as Lois Blanche de Lafayette-Storey-Washburn, but listed on the title page as Lois de Lafayette Washburn. Googling the latter version of her name reveals that she had a very colorful history.
The book’s publisher was listed as Syllabic Writing Publications, Chicago. Copyright 1931, 1933, 1937.
“This arrangement of the syllables, segments and phrases offers the student an intensive review of all the principles, some of which have been entirely omitted from the 1929 Anniversary editions of Gregg texts,” says the preface.
Here’s a link to a sample page — http://i.imgur.com/9W9cBpJ.jpg