Shorthand on Postcards

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KathrynShorthand
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Shorthand on Postcards

Post by KathrynShorthand »

Hello
I'm new to this forum but have been collecting postcards with messages written in Pitman shorthand for about 35 years. Some of the messages are clearly between penfriends who share the postcard collecting/shorthand writing hobbies. These messages indicate that the people involved don't otherwise know one another. I wonder whether they had responded to advertisements in magazines at that time, ie early 20th century. Does anyone have evidence of advertisements requesting penfriends at that time? Or any other ideas about how a person made the initial contact with other collectors who could write shorthand? Many thanks for your help. Incidentally, I tweet shorthand on postcards (and a few other things) as @Kathryn11Baird

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Re: Shorthand on Postcards

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An interesting topic and collecting theme. As you say, there must have been some way of knowing that the person receiving the card would understand the message. But I don't know how. Now following you on Twitter
Kevin

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Re: Shorthand on Postcards

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Many thanks, Kevin.

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Re: Shorthand on Postcards

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