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Shelton, Thomaslocked

  • Frances Henderson


Shelton, Thomas (1600/01–1650?), stenographer, is believed to have been descended from the prominent Norfolk landowning Shelton family, although there is no firm evidence for his parentage or early life. Probably the most famous shorthand inventor of his day, he was teaching in London...

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