Gregg Notes No 1 with Key -1915

Today I uploaded Gregg Notes No. 1 (1915) to the Internet Archive. The link is included at the end of this post.

This book is from the Gregg Court Reporting Series. There are two court testimonies and two jury charges written in Gregg Shorthand. The shorthand matches the 1902 Gregg Shorthand manual.

The separate book Gregg Dictation No. 1 (1915) is included in the second half of this document as the English key.

The shorthand plates were taken from the Court Reporting Department section of the Gregg Writer (Volumes 13-15 and 17, October 1910 to August 1915).

All of the Gregg Writer shorthand plates used for this book can be found in Google Books scans.  However, most of the plates in the Google scans are very light and faded. Some of them are completely impossible to read. This Internet Archive upload of Gregg Notes No. 1 is scanned in color. The shorthand plates are very readable.

Here is the link for Gregg Notes No. 1 with English Key:

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  1. On Page 30 of Gregg Notes No 1, the previous owner of the source book wrote over a half a dozen shorthand phrases in ink. I found a clean shorthand plate for Page 30 in the Gregg Writer. You can find it at the link below. It is labeled Page 465 in this 2-page jury charge. 

    Here is the link: 


  2. Has anyone seen a source for court reporting shortcuts for 1902 Gregg Shorthand? I would have a heckuva time reading these jury charges and testimonies with all of those court reporting shortcuts. 

    1. Try The Gregg Reporter, Court Practice by Frederick Gurtler, The Stenographic Expert by Willard Bottome (1922 Gregg edition), as well as Gregg Reporting Shortcuts. Also, even though they were published later, the Anniversary edition of Expert Shorthand Speed Course by Blanchard/Zoubek and the Gregg Shorthand Reporting Course by Swem/Gregg, as well as the second (1959) edition of Gregg Reporting Shortcuts by Zoubek/Rifkin also present numerous shortcuts.

      The good thing about shortcuts is that they are used pretty much unchanged across Gregg series. Some writers may modify some, but for the most part they don't vary that much.

  3. Court Practice has several more of those court reporting shorthand plates from the Gregg Writer magazine. These plates are similar to those found in Gregg Notes No 1. 

    The Gregg Reporter also has some of those Gregg Writer court plates. They really recycled things a lot, didn’t they?

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