Brief Forms Comparison Chart?

Is there a chart or table somewhere that compares Gregg brief forms across versions?  I’m interested in the differences between Simplified and Diamond Jubilee, but it would be interesting to see a master document that covers all versions. I tried a search and didn’t come up with anything.

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Facsimile of the first Gregg booklet from Liverpool

McGraw-Hill did a facsimile of the Liverpool booklet, from 1888, in 1971.  It was sent to shorthand teachers along with an information letter giving some history of the booklet and the shorthand system. Here’s the cover, the letter to teachers, and the first opening page spread.                 Attachment:…

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Help with transcription

Someone in the Facebook Gregg Shorthand group posted this photo of a phrase from a court document, possibly from the 1960s.  Any ideas about a transcription?  What about the outline that looks like a gay, kay, and ish stacked together?  Curious about the thoughts of the experts in this group.

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Malone’s “Script Phonography”

If you’ve read any biographical information about Dr. Gregg, you’ll know that when he was quite young he had a legal dispute with Thomas Malone, another shorthand inventor/teacher who had authored “Script Phonography”.  Dr. Gregg worked as a teacher for Malone, and when Gregg created his own system Malone took him to court over the…

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“Gregg Shorthand in Miniature”

Here is an interesting little item.  The Anniversary Edition manual in a miniature size:  3 X 4 1/2 inches.  Printing is April – 1944 – NP – 4, and there’s an original owner’s signature inside the front cover from April 3, 1947.

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Thanks, by the way

A quick note to say “thanks” to all the people who contribute to this blog, and who continue to be interested in and fascinated by Gregg Shorthand.  Especially to Carlos, who keeps the ball rolling.  Shorthand has disappeared from public consciousness, but I’m so glad there are still some people who see it’s value and…

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Gregg Handwriting

I recently purchased a copy of “Gregg Handwriting” (1931, by John Robert Gregg and Mary Louise Champion).  This copy was published by the Gregg Publishing Company Ltd. in London, but presents a totally American-style cursive handwriting (in the tradition of Spencer, Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, etc.)  Addresses in later samples are British, and prices in pounds. Now I’m…

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