The 1902 manual

I’ve recently been looking at the Rider university collection of shorthand stuff donated by Louis Leslie. Rather interesting that the collection has the 1902 manual. I thought that, out of all the preanniversary editions, the 1916 version is the most mature, or the 1888 edition would be there because of its historical significance. A question…

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Assorted beginner questions

I’m new to Gregg pre-anniversary, and being a the sort of person who likes to try stuff out as soon as possible, I’m just trying to thing of ways of using Gregg as a beginner that is not too tiring, but keeps me using Gregg. I have a copy of the Gregg anniversary functional and plain manuals and am working through them, but they tend to like the “slow but steady” approach. I prefer “start using it from day one” approach.

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On Abraham Lincoln

This selection was taken from an address delivered before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 1959, by the American poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: on-abraham-lincoln.pdf

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Taming der Eiger

This article, taken from a well-known weekly news magazine and published in 1961, describes the conquest of a towering Swiss peak. I rewrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: taming-der-eiger.pdf

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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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A Proclamation by the King

On October 27, 1775, King George III spoke before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss the growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end…

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Nathan Hale

One of the heroes of the American Revolution, this selection written by his great-great-grandniece is a fitting tribute. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: nathan-hale.pdf

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