'Teaching of Orthic' PDFs Available

Published: Mar 7, 2022 by Jeremy

The two volumes of Stevens’ 1896 work The Teaching of Orthic Shorthand are now available as PDFs:

  • Part 1 is 19 pages (including the front and back cover) and provides a series of 9 lessons for teaching the base system.
  • Part 2 extends the system by providing rules for reporting that build on the existing shortening techniques. It adds one character, a vertical bar for B, which is to be used only medially (so: not in bat, not in tab, yes in tabby). The file has 18 pages, again including the covers in that count.

These were published 4 years after the Supplement and, I believe, complete the entire Orthic shorthand theory as developed by the Cambridge Shorthand Society.