Pitman Puzzle

Isaac Pitman developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand, which he proposed one hundred and eighty years ago.  He developed his shorthand system while he was employed as teacher at the British School (just across the road from the Museum) between 1832 and 1836 – practising while listening to sermons in the town’s churches and chapels.  To mark the 120th anniversary of his death – we have one of the Pitman Puzzles which will tease visitors at a number of the venues taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days.

NPG 1509; Sir Isaac Pitman by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

Posted on: 15th May 2017