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A longhand title in English reads 'Sydney Smith', followed by a line of Brachygraphy symbols.
The title and first line of a shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer.

A longhand title in English reads 'Sydney Smith', followed by a line of Brachygraphy symbols.
The title and first line of a shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by someone less experienced with the Brachygraphy system.

A sheet of paper mounted in a large book. Five lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters are handwritten in blue ink with annotations in between. Some words and phrases in the annotated explanations of the characters are underlined.
A page from Dickens's shorthand teaching notebook, explaining how to use the Brachygraphy system. This page provides a range of example phrases.

A sheet of paper mounted in a large book. Handwritten in blue ink the heading reads 'Part 3, Dots on Vowels'. Notes and three lines of Brachygraphy shorthand explain the concept.
A page from Dickens's shorthand teaching notebook, explaining how to use the Brachygraphy system. This page explores rules concerning dots on vowels.

A sheet of paper mounted in a large book. Half a page of notes written in blue ink interspersed with Brachygraphy shorthand characters. The heading reads 'Part 2, Dots'.
A page from Dickens's shorthand teaching notebook, explaining how to use the Brachygraphy system. This page explores rules concerning the use of dots.

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 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 top half of the page features the third and final part 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…

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.

A mounted piece of paper slightly worn around the edges. There are seven and a half lines of handwriting in ink and a signature to the right at the bottom.
Arthur Stone's preface to the notebooks kept from the time when he was Charles Dickens's shorthand pupil
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