Isaac Pitman (1813-1897)

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Sir Isaac Pitman (4 January 1813 – 22 January 1897), an Englishman knighted in 1894, developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. Pitman was a qualified teacher and taught at a private school he founded in Wotton-under-Edge - The British School, Wotton-under-Edge. He was also the vice president of the Vegetarian Society.

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