The 1916 version is generally the fastest and most abbreviated version. Your notes might have been different depending upon which text you learned from, but you wrote gregg. Page xvi the older systems contain many characters that must be made by movements in the direction of the radii of quadrant iv. Here are the versions for preanniversary and anniversary gregg shorthand. Bound in red cloth, semiflexible, pocket size, uniform with dictionary. Gregg shorthand is the most popular form of pen stenography in the united states. Gregg shorthand dictionary by john robert gregg 1916 hardcover. The gregg shorthand dictionary should not only teach the beginner, but should. As the primary use for shorthand business and legal recording has waned in recent decades, we generally acclaim. These movements are very slow, requiring 27 per cent more time on the average than the movements of quadrant iii.
Personally ive had mixed results, but if you have a curious mind and wonder. Pen strokes of gregg shorthand are formed as straight lines, ellipses, or curved lines in varying sizes. Yes, shorthand is an obscure technology these days, but i thought it might help me take notes faster at meetings in my work as a business analyst. It consists of a series of symbols representing phonetic sounds, rather than the actual spellings of the spoken words. High school through the use of simplified gregg shorthand or through the use of diamond jubilee gregg shorthand. See more ideas about greggs, shorthand writing and shorthand alphabet. A shorthand steno book learn to write more quickly original 1916 edition 50 practice pages included. Leslie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Gregg shorthand was presented as being much easier to learn than pitman, and faster to use. Swem, personal stenographer and official reporter to the president of the united states, has won speed certificates from the national shorthand reporters association for 237 and 268 words a minute. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
A lightline phonography for the million, 1916, page 153. As the primary use for shorthand business and legal recording has waned in recent decades, we generally acclaim the skill as a hobby or personal tool. Gregg was the apple macintosh of the 19th century shorthand world. Information and translations of gregg shorthand in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Apr 25, 2012 an exact reproduction of the original book gregg shorthand published in 1916. In keeping with the progress in business and in education, the gregg manual was revised in 1893, 1901, and 1916, this latter edition being the one used at present. The book is selfexplanatory, and moves fairly quickly. Media in category gregg shorthand the following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total. The gregg shorthand dictionary simplified is divided into two parts. If you continue past what you learned, the shorthand will look strange again.
Introductionfeatures that i believe will render the book much more valu able than any. The investigation was concerned with the following questions. The paperback of the gregg shorthand new and revised 1916 edition. Throughout the history of gregg shorthand, different forms of gregg were published. With the advent of computers and voiceactivated devices, shorthand is becoming a forgotten subject. Gregg shorthand, system of rapid writing based on the sounds of words that uses the curvilinear motion of ordinary longhand. Part of a text written in gregg shorthand, in english, from john robert gregg s book gregg shorthand. Easyscript is an excellent concept and it will make my fast note taking much faster.
Starting with one of the older systems which, by the way, was not the original gregg system of 1888, work your way down the page until you find familiar shorthand forms. A form of shorthand based on elliptical figures and lines that bisect them. I cant find the post, but here is the general information. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred. What per cent of the meeker high school oneyear simplified. Vintage 1920s gregg shorthand book anniversary edition shorthand instruction book 1929 phonography book john robert gregg supersmallfryvintage 5 out of 5. Gregg shorthand quick reference diamond jubilee series word brief form text a dot is s speak s p value v l about a b it t state s t very v e acknowledge a k manufacture men f street s t r was o s advantage a v merchandise m e ch d i s subject s j well l. I have a gregg shorthand 1916, new and revised edition.
An exact reproduction of the original book gregg shorthand published in 1916. Speed gregg writers won first, second and third places in the fifth international shorthand speed contest. It wasnt until 1929, with the introduction of anniversary gregg for the 50 th anniversary, that a version of gregg got a name. The gregg shorthand books are very common, and none of them are particularly valuable. These suggestions have been of great service to me in the preparation of this presentation of the system. Pdf gregg shorthand dictionary sammz hills academia. How to write 225 words per minute with a pen the atlantic. The medical stenographer who uses gregg shorthand will find this manual of great aid in the simplification of outlines for medical terms.
About gregg shorthand editors note a talk with the beginner the alphabet chapter i unit 1 unit 2 unit 3 chapter ii unit 4 unit 5 unit 6 chapter iii unit 7 unit 8 unit 9 chapter iv unit 10 unit 11 unit 12 chapter v unit unit 14 unit 15 chapter vi unit. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. John robert greggs most popular book is the gregg shorthand manual simplified. Devised by the irishman john robert gregg 18671948, who originally called it lightline phonography and published under that name in pamphlet form in 1888 in england, the system was taken in 1893 to the united states, where it is now taught and used. Intermediate arithmetic by sanford was only printed once, in 1871. A reproduction of the original book published in 1916. Definitions for gregg shorthand gregg shorthand here are all the possible meanings and translations of the. Even though d is about twice the length of t, d should only go up about two thirds of the line of writing. A few of the articles were published in the gregg shorthand magazine england some years ago, but the reduction in the size of that magazine on account of war conditions rendered it necessary to discontinue the series.
Part i contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. The 1916 version preanniversary gregg is generally the fastest and most abbreviated version. A few of the articles were published in the gregg shorthand magazine england some years ago, but the reduction in the size of that magazine on account of war conditions rendered it. Gregg shorthand was first published in 1888, in two little papercovered pamphlets, under the title, lightline phonography. Gregg shorthand is a form of shorthand that was invented by john robert gregg in 1888. Prior to 1929, if you wrote gregg, you simply wrote gregg.
The sounds represented by lines are n, m, t, and d. Each revision marked a step forward in simplifying and popularizing the study of shorthand. Correctly written, r and l look like k and g when the paper is turned upside down. Full text of 1916 gregg shorthand manual 5th version. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others.
A reproduction of the original book gregg shorthand published in 1916. See more ideas about greggs, writing and shorthand writing. Gregg shorthand is a stenography system designed to help various professionals make transcripts of dictated speech quickly and efficiently. This is particularly true of a shorthand dictionary, which should be a guide so clear. Shortened forms for commonly occurring medical words, prefixes, suffixes and common phrases and word combinations with ample practice material are included. All the versions use the same alphabet and basic principles, but they differ in degree of abbreviation and, as a result, speed. Like cursive longhand, it is completely based on elliptical figures and lines that bisect them. John robert gregg has 58 books on goodreads with 1064 ratings. I found i can combine easyscript and gregg to use easyscript for the words that are particularly difficult to remember or for. Part of a text written in gregg shorthand, in english, from john robert greggs book gregg shorthand. Gregg shorthand manual simplified by john robert gregg. Also books about gregg shorthand either in shorthand or longhand.
At times, it moves too quickly in teaching symbols for sounds. The gregg group was founded 22 may 2004, prompted by the lack of online shorthand resources. Gregg shorthand in the twentyseven years that have elapsed since its publication in book. Chart of the alphabet gregg shorthand message board. Gregg shorthand has a number of appealing features. Shorthand books available for free gregg shorthand. Books that are written in gregg shorthand either technical or other. I need to know how much my antique books are worth. The gregg shorthand dictionary has been com piled particularly to meet the demands of students studying the system without the assistance of a. I have a gregg shorthand 1916, new and revised edition, book. I found one in an old gregg writer from the internet archive, 1912 issue preanniversary. The joining of simple words is a great help to accuracy and speed in writing shorthand, and. A shortand outline for almost every word in the english language.1667 1148 944 503 1477 478 496 1619 634 925 1208 433 1227 950 1637 570 874 401 1277 25 410 1113 164 1116 30 112 1294 168 1042 53 1348 1180 1235 1375 3 609 285 1149