Gregg, John Robert, 1867-1948

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Epithet: US inventor of a shorthand system

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John Robert Gregg (1867-1948) was an inventor of shorthand, educator and the founder of the Gregg Publishing Company. The company was established in 1893 in Chicago; Gregg moved the headquarters to New York City between 1907 and 1908. Eventually, he established branches throughout the United States and Canada. Gregg also established the Gregg Publishing Company Ltd., a separate company, in England in 1925. Around 1922 Gregg bought the DeBear School Ltd. and renamed it Gregg Schools Ltd., Great Britain. In 1948 the Gregg Publishing Company and its holdings were sold to the McGraw-Hill Company and it became their subsidiary. The McGraw-Hill Publishing Company has continued to publish monographs on Gregg shorthand.

From the guide to the John Robert Gregg collection, 1623-1980, 1900-1946, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

John Robert Gregg (1867-1948) was an inventor of shorthand, educator and the founder of the Gregg Publishing Company.

The company was established in 1893 in Chicago; Gregg moved the headquarters to New York City between 1907 and 1908. Eventually, he established branches throughout the United States and Canada. Gregg also established the Gregg Publishing Company Ltd., a separate company, in England in 1925. Around 1922 Gregg bought the DeBear School Ltd. and renamed it Gregg Schools Ltd., Great Britain. In 1948 the Gregg Publishing Company and its holdings were sold to the McGraw-Hill Company and it became their subsidiary. The McGraw-Hill Publishing Company has continued to publish monographs on Gregg shorthand.

From the description of John Robert Gregg collection, 1623-1980, bulk (1900-1946). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576046

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referencedIn John Robert Gregg project : oral history, 1954-1997. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lewis, W. W., 1880-. Reminiscences of W.W. Lewis : oral history, 1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Joseph Clark Grew papers, 1904-1948. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Gregg, John Robert, 1867-1948. John Robert Gregg collection, 1623-1980, bulk (1900-1946). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Fry, Guy S. Reminiscences of Guy S. Fry : oral history, 1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Howell, Janet K. Gregg. Reminiscences of Janet K. Gregg Howell, Margaret Richards Shimko, and Charles Lee Swem. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Vol. XII (ff. 399). 1923-1929.George Bernard Shaw, author: 'St. Joan': correspondence with G. B. Shaw concerning by George Bernard Shaw: 1923-1929.includes:f. 1 Karl Walter, Secretary of the Horace Plunkett Foundation: Letter to G. B. Shaw of Karl..., 1923-1929 British Library
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Louis. Reminiscences of Louis Pfeiffer : oral history, 1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richards, Margaret, 1900-. Reminiscences of Margaret Richards : oral history, 1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf John Robert Gregg collection, 1623-1980, 1900-1946 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pitman, Isaac, 1813-1897. Mary Jermanok Pitman shorthand collection, 1904-1970. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
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associatedWith Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903- person
associatedWith Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Carrad, H. L person
associatedWith Carrad, H.L. person
associatedWith Fry, Guy S. person
associatedWith Gregg, Janet person
associatedWith Gregg, Janet. person
associatedWith Gregg Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965 person
associatedWith Howell, Janet K. Gregg. person
associatedWith Leslie, Louis A., 1900- person
associatedWith Lewis, W. W., 1880- person
associatedWith Light-Line Phonography Company. corporateBody
associatedWith McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pfeiffer, Louis. person
associatedWith Richards, Margaret, 1900- person
associatedWith Smith, Bessie person
associatedWith Smith, Bessie. person
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Birth 1867-06-17

Death 1948-02-23

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