Sir Isaac Pitman
Who was he?
Sir Isaac Pitman (January 4, 1813 – January 12, 1897), knighted
in 1894, developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now
as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand
in 1837, based on the 1786 work of Samuel Taylor. Pitman was a
qualified teacher and taught at a private school he founded in
Wotton-under-Edge. He was also the vice president of the Vegetarian
Why was he in Bath?
He came to Bath in 1839 and lived at 5, Nelson Place for four years.
Later he lived at 12, Royal Crescent until, seven years later in 1896,
he moved to 17, Royal Crescent (below):
The text reads
"Here lived Sir Isaac Pitman b. 1813 d. 1897"
Location map of 17, Royal Crescent:
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