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VMs: Early modern history of shorthand, continued...
In the Warburg Institute Library, I found an excellent book on the history
of tachygraphy: "Storia della scritture veloci", Francesco Giulietti, 1968.
John Jewel (1522-1571), di Bowden (Devonshire), morto vescovo,
protestante, di Salisbury, ideo un sistema abbreviativo, forse
derivato dalle teoria del Ratcliff, col quale raccoglieva
<<literibus quibusdem novis at pecularibus>> i Sermoni del
suo maestro ed amico, l'Italiano Pietro Martire Vermigli (1501
Firenze - 1562 Zurigo).
Which I translate as:-
John Jewel (1522-1571), of Bowden (Devonshire), who at the
time of his death was the Bishop of Salisbury, devised an
abbreviating system (perhaps derived from Ratcliff's system),
with which he wrote (in "literibus quibusdem novis at pecularibus")
the Sermons of his master and friend, the Italian Pietro Martire
Vermigli (b.1501 Florence, d.1562 Zurich)
Ratcliff's abbreviatory system ("A new art of Short and Swift Writing
without characters, etc") was first published in 1688, which Giulietti
places as 150 to 200 years after Ratcliff's death.
Frustratingly, the book contained neither footnotes nor a bibliography. :-((((
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....