Vocabulary Building Lessons in Gregg Shorthand

This is a self-published workbook for vocabulary with dictation material from 1942 by Mary H. Inglis of Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. The vocabulary is drawn primarily from 5,000 Most-Used Shorthand Forms, like which the chapters and units are all keyed to the Anniversary Manual. The pages were all single-sided, which explains why the page…

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Spanish Business Letters

The following business letters appeared in the October 1939 issue of El Taquígrafo Gregg, the Spanish version of The Gregg Writer, written in the 1923 edition of the system. The language in the letters is somewhat antiquated: they are not the easiest letters to transcribe either, so if someone wants to attempt a transcription, post…

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The Disjoined Prefixes and Suffixes

This article that appeared in the December 1933 issue of The Gregg Writer discusses the disjoined prefixes and suffixes. While the actual prefixes and suffixes refer to Anniversary, the technique and study material can be easily adapted to other series of Gregg. As a bonus, it contains outlines of proper names of people in the…

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The Alphabetic Charts

This article that appeared in the December 1910 issue of The Gregg Writer discusses one of the ways of reviewing Gregg Shorthand: by constructing alphabetic charts. It is a great way of summarizing the major principles of the system. While the chart in this case applies to Pre-Anniversary, it can be adapted to all series…

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Progressive Exercises – Anniversary

Gregg Shorthand: Progressive Exercises – Anniversary Edition (with Teacher’s Key) This was one of “the Three Red Books” when Anniversary Series was launched in 1929. I redid the ruling on the main text. The rules look a little uneven in the PDF (which is strange, since it’s all the same rule cut-n-pasted), but they look…

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Course of Study – Anniversary

A Course of Study for Teaching Gregg Shorthand by the Anniversary Manual Method I learned of this pamphlet from Mr. Blanchard’s book 20 Shortcuts to Shorthand Speed (available at Andrew’s site here) on p. 46. Mr. Blanchard referred to an article he had written in 1933 on “A New and Easy Method for Teaching the…

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Our Vacation Trip

The following selection appeared in the December 1912 issue of The Gregg Writer, as an exercise in geographical expressions. Can you write in shorthand all of the places listed in the passage? Our Vacation Trip My friend and I, having planned a long vacation, decided to make a tour of the United States. Our starting…

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Penmanship Template

I have created a pdf document of the size of a stenography page (6″ x 9″), with additional lines between the standard Gregg-rule spacing to be used for penmanship practice. The additional lines should be able to help in keeping proportions. Here is an example of how to use it: I hope it’s helpful. Attachment:…

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