Shorthand Sightings on the Web

  I came across a couple of blogs that had recent articles about shorthand.  The first one is about using shorthand to write a novel: Get Your Story in Hand Using Shorthand The second is about genealogy and shorthand: WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY-IN SHORTHAND? Happy reading!  

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Deseret Alphabet on Atlas Obscura

Last year I posted about the Deseret Alphabet created by George D. Watts.   The alphabet appears to be alive and well.  There’s an article about it this week on the Atlas Obscura website.  I’m rather envious:  they have published many classics and even the Bible in this alphabet.  If only someone was doing that…

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Welcome to Our New Home!

If you’re able to read this, then you know our new home address: gregg-shorthand.com! 🙂 I will be updating this post with WordPress or any other blog-related information. If you have any questions about WordPress navigation or usage, use the comments below.

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Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter for Shorthand

I thought I’d briefly share a fun gadget that can be used for shorthand note-taking.  It’s the Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter.  You can think of it as a paperless digital notebook.  Its screen and stylus were designed to have more of the feel of pen and paper, so it’s less slippery than writing on…

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Voynich Manuscript

I recently stumbled across an interesting documentary on Amazon Prime called The Voynich Code:  The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript.  No one has been able to crack its code — is it shorthand?  Encrypted text?  Gibberish?  Even the illustrations are other-worldly.  Some wonder if the author was the young Leonardo DaVinci, but no one really knows…

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Diary of a WWI Soldier

I received a request for assistance in the transcription of some shorthand notes from a diary of a British WWI soldier. Mr. William Pritchett fought in France during WWI and ended up a prisoner of war in Germany. He kept a diary: most of it is in plain English, but some parts are written in…

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Deseret Alphabet & George D. Watt

 I just finished reading a biography about George D. Watt, who was a Pitman scribe to the Mormon prophet, Brigham Young, for 30 years during the mid 1800’s.  The biography is available in print as well as in .pdf format for free on the University of Utah website here.  It was fascinating– how often do…

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