Download the shorthand transcript for ‘Travelling’ part II here, which has been solved with the help of the Dickens Decoders.
How did Dickens teach his pupil, Arthur Stone, shorthand? Was he reading texts aloud, or improvising them, or both? Professor Hugo Bowles ponders some of the possibilities.
Download the latest shorthand transcripts, including line-by-line solutions for ‘Anecdote’ parts I and II and the first page of ‘Travelling’. Thanks to all of the Dickens Decoders who made these transcripts possible.
Is it important that Dickens is dictating to his shorthand pupil, Arthur Stone, in the texts that our Dickens Decoders have transcribed? In the first of a series of three blogs, Professor Hugo Bowles thinks through the implications of these texts as spoken stories, as well as the role of dictation, gossip, fact, and fiction.
We thought the mystery of ‘The Two Brothers’ was solved when the amazing work of the Dickens Decoders produced a full transcript of part II. But, thanks to two eagle eyed decoders, it soon emerged that it wasn’t just the ghost of the Slough brother that we’d ‘seen […] before tonight’. Find out more and download a full transcript.
The Dickens Decoders have done it again! Find out what happens next in ‘Nelson’ part II and download a near complete transcript.
Our Dickens Decoders have transcribed the first page of a shorthand exercise titled ‘Nelson’. Find out more about and download a line-by-line transcription.
The secrets of the Tavistock letter are finally revealed, thanks to the amazing work of our Dickens Decoders. Find out more and download a transcript of the letter in this post.
This shorthand exercise begins ‘I once heard a story’, but a story about what?
Find out more about this haunting tale of ‘The Two Brothers’ and download a transcript in this post.
What in the world was this dictation exercise, labelled ‘Sydney Smith’, about? Was Dickens writing about his son? His friend, Sydney Smith? Or something else?
Find out more and download a full transcript in this post.