Two Preanniversary Stories by Helen Moriarty

At the bottom of this post you’ll find links to two separate pre-anniversary stories by Helen Moriarty that were serialized in the Gregg Writer.  The shorthand conforms to the 1916 Gregg Shorthand manual.

All on Account of Miss Mooney was serialized in the Gregg Writer from August through December 1920.  The story originally appeared in Extension Magazine in April 1920.

Anne Lee: Peacemaker was serialized in the Gregg Writer from December 1922 through March 1923. The story originally appeared in Extension Magazine in July 1921.

I could not find out anything about Helen Moriarty. She is a ghost on the Internet.

There is plenty of information available about Extension Magazine. It was founded in 1906 by a Catholic priest. This magazine is heavily connected to the Catholic Church and is still in publication.

I haven’t read the stories yet, so I don’t know if they have strong religious overtones. I’m not sure why Gregg chose two stories from a Catholic magazine. He was raised Presbyterian.

Here are the links to the stories:

AllOnAccountOfMissMooney

AnnaLeePeaceMaker


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  1. Actually, it looks like both Miss Mooney and Anna Lee were women ahead of their times.

    If the story is good and well written, where it comes from should not matter. Certainly, these ones beat the ones in Today’s Secretary. Those I sometimes wonder where they came from!

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