Some time ago I posted about Deseret Alphabet. This summer I put together a chart to help make it easier to learn. Everything is in one place this way, instead of having to check multiple documents. Thought I’d share.
This is not technically shorthand; it was used for spelling reform more than anything else, to make it easier for the immigrants of the 1800’s. George D. Watts was one of the primary developers of the system along with Brigham Young (Watts was a Pitman scribe also). I seriously doubt it was speed-oriented, and cursive forms of it were too illegible and dropped out of use pretty quickly. There is scanned correspondence and journal entries out there in handwritten printed Deseret that are pretty neat to see. Today it has the advantage of having free fonts to download for it, which makes it really fun to play with. And public domain books are still being published in Deseret, which provides plenty of practice material.