Another call for volunteers willing to take a look at some sections of 1870s shorthand, which may be Pitman. One respondent did indicate that it's probably not Gregg, so at least we've narrowed it down! If you have any familiarity with shorthand systems and would be willing to have a go at a few small sections from our Willamette University Medical Department Records, we'd love to hear from you.
Below is an example of what we're dealing with, with contemporary longhand for comparison.
(Original post on July 23, 2009)