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Sir Isaac Pitman

Sir Isaac Pitman

Birth
Trowbridge, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 12 Jan 1897 (aged 84)
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Burial Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Plot Memorial is located in the Nave
Memorial ID 21143 · View Source
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Inventor and developer of the Pitman Shorthand Method. He was an advocate for spelling reform for the English language. When he was a teacher of English at Barton-upon-Humber, Linconshire, England he developed his shorthand method based on phonetic language. At one time, the Pitman Shorthand Method was the most commonly used shorthand system in the English speaking world. In 1886 he went into the publishing business with his two sons, Alfred and Ernest. The business became a leading educational publisher and also published some of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes short stories, novels and articles. In 1894 he was knighted by Queen Victoria for his contribution to shorthand.

Bio by: Gail Campbell Schulte


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21143
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Isaac Pitman (4 Jan 1813–12 Jan 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21143, citing Bath Abbey, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .