Author Topic: Anyone recognize this style of shorthand from 1858?  (Read 58 times)

Offline AAAndrew

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Anyone recognize this style of shorthand from 1858?
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:24:57 AM »
Ah historian acquaintance is studying the journal of a ship's carpenter in 1858. She's come upon some shorthand sections and is trying to find out if it can be translated. I knew some here had studied shorthand, so thought I'd give it a try.

I like the writer's "hand" and have asked if I can see a larger selection. I'll share that if I get it.

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Re: Anyone recognize this style of shorthand from 1858?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 09:13:08 AM »
It looks like it might be a variant of Pitman shorthand. The time period is right.

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Re: Anyone recognize this style of shorthand from 1858?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 05:49:07 PM »
That looks pretty close to me, allowing for varieties of personal writing and possible personalized shorthand style. Interesting.
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