McGraw-Hill did a facsimile of the Liverpool booklet, from 1888, in 1971. It was sent to shorthand teachers along with an information letter giving some history of the booklet and the shorthand system. Here’s the cover, the letter to teachers, and the first opening page spread. Attachment:…
I acquired one of the reproductions of the 1893 manual that was republished in 1931 (#48 out of 1500). It is in excellent pristine condition.
In this selection written in Centennial by me for the blog, Olympic champion Jesse Owens gives sage advice to athletes on how to become the best they can be. Attachment: secrets-of-a-champion-athlete.pdf
Here is one of the most famous poems in American literature, written by yours truly in Anniversary for the blog. Its original title was “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888.” Attachment: casey-at-the-bat.pdf
The game of basketball has millions of fans all over the world. In this selection written in Simplified Gregg by me for the blog, you will find out how that popular sport began. Attachment: the-story-of-basketball.pdf
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So I have been a part of this blog for a few months now, and I want to contribute. I’m just mostly too embarrassed to put anything up; nonetheless, here is my contribution. Please critique to the fullest! This took me roughly around 4-5 min. to jot down. I’m still working on theory more than speed….
The BBC has a nice article about paper and pens. It doesn’t mention shorthand, but it talks about bullet journaling, note-taking, mapping goals, etc. Why paper is the real ‘killer app’
Any idea why it is spelled by adding the ‘e-circle -ly’ ending to the brief form for ‘ordinary’ rather than adding the ‘small-loop -ily’ ending? I stumbled reading this word and it seems that the -ily ending would have been more obvious since there’s really only one interpretation. Only thing I can come up with…
Is there a default for “under th”? I got stuck reading [ten o] which was intended as “to know.” In the process I realized unless there’s a preference for “though” using the under version (which is the way it is in the dictionary) it would be indistinguishable from “to know” and I haven’t been able…