The Sign Language – Pre-Anniversary Shorthand

The Sign Language was serialized in 1916 Pre-Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer from September through December 1924. The story appeared in Harper’s magazine in 1917. The author, Charles Caldwell Dobie, worked in the insurance industry until he could devote his career to full-time writing. Here is his biography: https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6vd723j Link to the story: SignLanguage

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A Man’s Chance – Pre-Anniversary Shorthand

A Man’s Chance was serialized in 1916 Pre-Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer from November 1919 through January 1920. At the very end of the story, the author is credited as “William E. Park in System.” I could not find anything on the Internet about the author or System magazine. Here is the link: MansChance

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Left Behind in pre-Anniversary shorthand

Left Behind (1905) by Arthur Ruhl was serialized in 1916 pre-Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer from September through December 1921. The story appeared in Scribner’s Magazine in September 1905. Arthur Ruhl was an athlete turned journalist.  He wrote books and published magazine stories. Left Behind seems to be a story about a track meet….

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The Holly Tree by Dickens in Anniversary Shorthand

The Holly Tree (1855) by Charles Dickens appeared in a collection book called Christmas Stories (1854?). It was serialized in Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer in December 1944 and January 1945. It is difficult to determine whether the story first appeared in the Christmas Stories collection or in a separate book or magazine. There…

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Two Preanniversary Stories by Helen Moriarty

At the bottom of this post you’ll find links to two separate pre-anniversary stories by Helen Moriarty that were serialized in the Gregg Writer.  The shorthand conforms to the 1916 Gregg Shorthand manual. All on Account of Miss Mooney was serialized in the Gregg Writer from August through December 1920.  The story originally appeared in…

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Adventures of a Kernel of Wheat – preanniversary.

Adventures of a Kernel of Wheat appeared in the Gregg Writer from February through April 1929. This was right before the anniversary manual was introduced in May 1929. The story is in 1916 pre-Anniversary shorthand. The English source material was an uncopyrighted story that served as a promo for the wheat milling industry. I found…

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Gregg Notes No 1 with Key -1915

Today I uploaded Gregg Notes No. 1 (1915) to the Internet Archive. The link is included at the end of this post. This book is from the Gregg Court Reporting Series. There are two court testimonies and two jury charges written in Gregg Shorthand. The shorthand matches the 1902 Gregg Shorthand manual. The separate book…

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The Stage Coach in Anniversary

Here is an Anniversary shorthand story from the Gregg Writer.  The Stage Coach (1820) was written by Washington Irving. Irving is famous for writing Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Both of these stories were published in separate Gregg Shorthand books for 1902, 1916, and 1929 shorthand.  All Gregg Shorthand versions of…

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Gregg Shorthand Reader 1912 – Color Scan

The Gregg Shorthand Reader (1912) contains reprints of shorthand plates from issues of the Gregg Writer magazine. This book matches the 1902 Gregg Shorthand manual. There is another version of this book on the Internet Archive that is difficult to read. It was scanned in black and white from an original copy with faded plates….

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5 Mary Shipman Andrews Stories In Gregg Shorthand

Today I uploaded a PDF file to the Internet Archive that contains five Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews short stories written in Gregg Shorthand from the Gregg Writer. The stories are presented in chronological order, based on the original publication dates for the English versions. The stories were originally published from 1906 through 1913. They were…

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