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Title

Private collections

Description

Material from various private collections.

Date

nineteenth century
twenty-first century

Rights

Various. Please consult individual items for details.

Language

English
Brachygraphy shorthand

Collection Items

Automated character extraction
An example of automated character extraction from a shorthand exercise

The Bird of Prey
'The Bird of Prey' illustration taken from Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dickens's Norfolk Street Residence
A modern photograph of the facade of Dickens's home in Norfolk Street, London

Doctors' Commons Illustration
An illustration of proceedings at Doctors' Commons

House of Commons Illustration
An illustration of the House of Commons

Frontispiece portrait of Thomas Gurney
A portrait of Thomas Gurney, inventor of the Gurney shorthand system.

Title Page of Gurney's Brachygraphy manual
The title page of Gurney's Brachygraphy manual

Alphabet Table from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual
A table of shorthand symbols for letters of the alphabet, words that the same symbols can stand for, and spelt characters

Table of 'Arbitrary Characters for Prepositions and Terminations' from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual
A table of shorthand symbols that stand for arbitrary characters

Rules for Representing Vowels and a Table of Arbitrary Characters from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual
A description of how to represent vowels in the Brachygraphy shorthand system, as well as a list of arbitrary characters that begin with upper or lower case letters
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