Gregg Shorthand Junior Manual

Here’s another elusive gem.  I believe Carlos mentioned there are 3 different editions of this text… this one is from 1927.  Supposedly there was an accompanying Junior Readings in Gregg Shorthand, too (sorry, I don’t have that one).  This volume was intended for personal use (as opposed to vocational) shorthand and the target audience was junior high students.  So this is another early version of Notehand, you could say.

There are 12 lessons, each containing 3 units– and each unit is further split up into exercises intended for one 40-45 minute period of study, 3 periods per week.  The introduction states it can be completed in 30 weeks (or about 10 months’ if you do about one lesson per month).

I really love the drills in this book, something they dropped in the later Notehand texts (though they had something somewhat similar in Notehand called evolution drills which was word expansion exercises). 

Attachment: Junior Manual

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  1. I have editions from 1925, 1927, and one that's oddly labeled "Anniversary Edition" on the cover but has the same 1925/1927 copyright date and seems to be identical with a brief page-to-page comparison. I haven't done a comparison to see what was different between 1925 and 1927–again, looking at random pages they seem to be the same.

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