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John Harland's shorthand
John Harland's shorthand
n.d.
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Title:
John Harland's shorthand
Date of work:
n.d.
Reference number:
GB127.BR_653.4_H1
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
At the end of 1860, John Harland retired after 30 years as a reporter at the Manchester Guardian. He had had a difficult start in life - his father had been an alcoholic - but had taught himself meticulous shorthand by taking notes of sermons, starting with those who spoke slowly and working his way up to the very fastest speakers. He developed his own method, which he called 'A New System of Stenography or Short-hand Writing Adapted to Practical Use in Reporting', and his notebooks included accounts of speeches by Disraeli, Palmerston, Anti-Corn Law League organisers Richard Cobden and John Bright, and Chartist leader Feargus O'Connor. (text provided by Guardian Archives, 2011)
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7181168
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