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Description: John R. Gregg, the Irish educator, publisher, and inventor of Gregg Shorthand, sent this warm and encouraging letter to a Mr. Erold Beach on May 1, 1930. The letter reads in full: “I was glad to have your letter and to learn of your success in the radio contest. Naturally I was interested to hear that a son of my good friend, Orton Beach, was teaching the system. I remember meeting you some years ago, but I did not know that you were now teaching shorthand. By all means go ahead! There is a good field for expert shorthand writers. All you need to do is build on what you already know, but of course that will mean earnest, regular study and practice. I shall be interested to learn of your progress from time to time.”

John Gregg (1867-1948) helped to improve the English adaptation of the French Duployé Shorthand and invented his own style, eponymously called Gregg Shorthand that became the most popular form of shorthand in the United States and is still used today.

Typed on a 10″ x 7 1/4″ sheet of “The Gregg Publishing Company” imprinted stationery. Item #A01573

Condition: Mailing folds, the letter had been stored in one of those ubiquitous “sticky” page photo albums and the glue from the page has migrated to the recto of the letter leaving light tidy stripes, otherwise very good condition with a large, bold signature.