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  • Michael Robinson
    The secret code of diaries There is a certain thrill to cracking a code. The 300,000-word journal of Charles Wesley, the co-founder of the Methodist movement,
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      The secret code of diaries
      There is a certain thrill to cracking a code.

      The 300,000-word journal of Charles Wesley, the co-founder of the
      Methodist movement, which was written in an obscure shorthand, has
      been solved and the diary transcribed. It has taken nine years.

      It appears that the shorthand was used not for speed, but for
      security. What was so important that it required the secrecy of a
      complex code?

      Wesley's is not the only diary that has used a code, however, with
      everyone from Beatrix Potter to British prisoners of war using their
      secret diaries to express feelings that no-one else was meant to
      understand. ...

      Continued:-
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7586000/7586683.stm
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