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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Dr. Gregg’s Family

I’m curious if anyone has ever found information about what became of Dr. Gregg’s two children (with his second wife Janet).  Did they ever have any involvement with the company or with shorthand?  They would have still been young children when McGraw-Hill bought the Gregg company.  And how long did Janet Gregg continue to work…

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“accident” in Diamond Jubilee

I just happened to notice in “Speed Building for Colleges, Diamond Jubilee Series”, 1966, on page 473 the outline for the word “accident” is given as a-s.  Have I missed something?  That isn’t a DJS brief form, and it doesn’t appear in the DJS dictionary.  The book doesn’t give any explanation that I can find,…

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Corrective Slide

A clear acetate overlay, used to determine how close a student’s writing is to the “correct” model in terms of shape, slant, and size. Similar overlays were available for penmanship systems, such as Zaner Bloser and Palmer. I guess someone could make a similar overlay using a copy machine and a piece of transparency plastic…

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