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William Fordyce Mavor (1 August 1758 – 29 December 1837) was a Scottish teacher, priest and compiler of educational books, many of which passed through numerous editions. He also invented a system of shorthand, which he explained in a treatise entitled ‘Universal Stenography’, first published in 1779. He is buried in the church at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, where there is a commemorative plaque.
thumb|William Fordyce Mavor, portrait by [[James Saxon (painter)|James Saxon]]

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London : printed for R. Phillips; By T. Davison. Sold by T. Hurst, and J. Wallis; By Vernor and Hood; Carpenter and Co., 1800
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