There are some that have only partial entries or the transcripts, or even the shorthand they used, Deseret Alphabet. Or if shorthand is mentioned somehow.
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I could not find any digital entries for Gregg Shorthand. I think it was taught later in the west where the Mormons lived.
William Fowler journal, 1854 January-1855 April "Journal entries in Pitman shorthand record Fowler's activities as a missionary in the Cheltenham Conference of the British Mission. Includes later family genealogy through 1927. A transcript of Fowler's shorthand entries is cataloged as MS 2032 folder 2. Available only in electronic format"
It's a biography of Watt, written by a descendant. It tells how he learned Pitman shorthand, joined the LDS church and immigrated to America and became a scribe for Brigham Young. They developed the Deseret Alphabet. He was also a polygamist. It was pretty interesting to read. I don't know if you'd call Deseret Alphabet shorthand... it is phonetic, but I'm not sure if it was considered speed-oriented or not. But there are people keeping it alive today. You can buy many classics and scriptures in Deseret... just type "Deseret alphabet" into the Amazon search engine, and you'll see a ton. There are folks who have created fonts for it for your computer, too. It might be the only system today that is still producing works for it.
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2020 11:08:55 GMT -5 by washbear
TL/DR (I read the short version somewhere else): Basically a lot of shorthand writers would "edit" what they took down and what someone said. When people speak spur of the moment, sometimes they babble on or might say something that needs to be edited. You've probably saw that in unedited reality TV (although most of that is edited) or political speeches without teleprompters. So the writers of shorthand would transcribe the outlines with proper grammar, decide a question really wasn't a question and make it a statement, change pronouns, decide where punctuation would go, edit out words a reader familiar with the topic wouldn't need, etc.
In secretary and stenography how-to books, if a secretary was higher up, she was allowed so change what the boss dictated to her. Some stenographers were as well, but mostly they typed up verbatim what was said to them. It depended on the boss, if they let the secretary do that, and the boss' concept of grammar. Many shorthand writer's learned good grammar and spelling for this purpose ( mostly to be promoted and earn more money).
However, it does change the personality of the original speaker. So this was brought up when they were recently transcribed again from the original shorthand notes.
Here is a link that shows the "Parallel Column comparisons" of the transcript from the shorthand and the edited version. It looks like that if the shorthand version didn't include punctuation, this new transcription didn't either.