Excerpt from The Pioneer of Simplified Spelling, Vol. 6: February, 1918
AS my acquaintance with phonography grew, and my ardour and love for the Phonetic Journal increased, my correspondence with Sir Isaac Pitman enlarged beyond the ordinary exchanges of a publishing house. I investigated his proposals concerning phonography and Spelling reform, for his mind was ever active to the very end, and I made suggestions which, Oftener than not, he bowled out of court. He was a tough reformer to overcome. His orders were short and inﬂexible, Test for a week, and report.
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