Alphabet Table from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual

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Title

Alphabet Table from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual

Subject

brachygraphy
shorthand
manuals (instructional materials)
Gurney

Description

A table of shorthand symbols for letters of the alphabet, words that the same symbols can stand for, and spelt characters

Creator

Gurney, Thomas
Gurney, Joseph
Gurney, William Brodie

Source

Brachygraphy, or, an Easy and Compendious System of Shorthand, Sixteenth Edition (London: Saunders and Benning, 1835), private collection

Publisher

Saunders and Benning

Date

1835

Rights

You may use this image in accordance with the license https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Format

image/jpg

Language

English
Brachygraphy shorthand

Identifier

BrachygraphyAlphabetTable

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Original Format

manuals (instructional materials)

Files

A page in a book. The paper shows age staining. On the page is printed a table divided into four columns, with the first column further subdivided in two. Above the table is the number one in brackets. The table has three headings: 'Alphabet', 'Letters' and 'Words'. A slim column on the far left shows simple Brachygraphy symbols. The second column shows alphabet characters and words that the symbol can also stand for. The next column provides examples of the Gurney spellings of words, eliminating duplicate letters and internal vowels (i.e. 'assault' becomes 'aslt'). The next column spells the word out using joined shorthand symbols. The final column translates the joined shorthand character back into a longhand word.

Collection

Citation

Gurney, Thomas, Gurney, Joseph, and Gurney, William Brodie, “Alphabet Table from Gurney's Brachygraphy manual,” The Dickens Code, accessed June 22, 2024, https://dickenscode.omeka.net/items/show/58.

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