Guardians of the Record: The Origins of Official Court Reporting and the Shorthand Writers Who Made It Possible

Guardians of the Record: The Origins of Official Court Reporting and the Shorthand Writers Who Made It Possible

by Herbert C. Hallas


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ISBN-13: 9780997723328
Publisher: Rivulet Ferry Press
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Herbert C. Hallas is a retired high school history teacher and attorney who has practiced law in Connecticut and New York State. He is the author of "William Almon Wheeler: Political Star of the North Country" (SUNY Press, 2013), a biography of the 19th vice president of the United States, and "Going Up South: Historical Gleanings from New York State's North Country" (Rivulet Ferry Press, 2016), a collection of stories from the North Country in the nineteenth century. Hallas has also written articles for the Franklin Historical Review, New York History Review, New York History blog, and his own blog. A history major at Yale, he has a master's degree from Wesleyan University and a law degree from UCONN Law School.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xv Introduction xvii 1. Free Love and the Origins of Official Court Reporting 1 2. Edward F. Underhill, Part 1: Passionate Reformer and Confederate Prisoner of War 9 3. Edward F. Underhill, Part 2: Stand-up Comic, Grape Grower, and Nantucket Seaside Resort Developer 17 4. Philander Deming: Industrious Inventor and Nationally Known Author 29 5. Benn Pitman: Prolific Shorthand Publisher and Leading Advocate of the American Aesthetic Movement 41 6. Andrew J. Graham: King Among Men or Flagrant Pirate 53 7. James E. Munson: Popular Shorthand Publisher and Brilliant Innovator 65 8. Henry M. Parkhurst: Sex and Spelling Reformer, Mathematician, and Astronomer Par Excellence 77 9. William H. Burr: Genre Artist and Free Thinking Literary Detective 89 10. William W. Osgoodby: Shorthand Organization Man and Religious Author 101 11. William O. Wyckoff: High-powered Typewriter Tycoon 111 12. Eliza Boardman Burnz, aka Eliza Boardman Burns: The Mother of Women Stenographers 123 13. Spencer C. Rodgers: A Trojan Warrior for Competency and Integrity 137 14. Capturing Speech: Past and Present 149 Notes 157 Bibliography 193 Index 225

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