Wednesday, 5 August 2009
While putting together some material for you about the Ackworth School bookmarks, I came across this letter from a pupil written in 1844 to her teacher, Mary Stickney. Look how she signs her name and then the marks under it, which might on first gaze be taken for decoration. However, I believe she is also signing her name using the Pitman Sytem of Shorthand which was introduced in 1840. Is there anyone who can confirm this, please? If this is the case, then it is very exciting to discover that the system was being used at Ackworth so early after its introduction.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 13:36