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Notepaper headed in a gothic typeface 'Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London, W.C'. On the paper, handwritten in ink, fifteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand set in four paragraphs.
Shorthand copy of a letter that Dickens wrote to J. T. Delane, editor of The Times, in May 1859

Eighteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill a notebook page. In the top right the number three indicates the page number.
The second page of a shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher Sydney Smith.

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A shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher Sydney Smith.

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A shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by someone less experienced with the Brachygraphy system. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher Sydney Smith.

Fourteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill three quarters of a notebook page.
The second and final part of a critique of hereditary privilege, written in shorthand

Seven lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the top half of a notebook page. A horizontal line, running from left to right, follows, underneath which are nine lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters. The figure 10000£ is written as a figure amongst the other characters. The shorthand on the top half of the page is the third part of 'Sydney Smith' version B. The shorthand on the bottom half of the page is part of an untitled exercise about hereditary privilege. In the top right the number five indicates the page number.
The bottom half of the page features the first part of a critique of hereditary privilege, written in shorthand. The top half features the third and final part of 'Sydney Smith' version B.

Sixteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the page of a notebook. At the top is a longhand title, which reads 'Sunday Night Fifth February 1860', with the word 'Fifth' partially crossed through. In the top right corner is the number one, indicating a page number. In the middle of the page, a vertical line runs from top to bottom. The symbols are not arranged in relation to this line, perhaps suggesting that it was added later.
A shorthand dictation exercise based upon 'Lecture XIV, On the Beautiful – Part II', by the philosopher Sydney Smith. Smith's lecture begins with a quotation from another lecture by Sir Joshua Reynolds entitled Seven Discourses Delivered in the Royal…

Ten lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill half of a notebook page. Underneath the tenth line is a long horizontal line, indicating the end of the exercise. Underneath this the page is divided into three columns, which feature a range of untranscribed shorthand symbols.
The third and final part of a meditation on the benefits of travel, written in shorthand

Nineteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the page of a notebook. In the top right corner is the number eleven, indicating the page number. In line four the word 'Niagara' is written in longhand.
The second part of a meditation on the benefits of travel, written in shorthand

Eighteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the page of a notebook with 'Travelling' written in longhand at the top. In the top right corner is the number nine, indicating the page number.
The first part of a meditation on the benefits of travel, written in shorthand
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