- It was his custom to take longhand notes of all court proceedings, as, of course, stenographers were unknown in Apia; and at times it would seem as though all Samoan justice boiled down to dictating to Dillon. - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
- A third one was willing to write longhand, and to work as slowly and as irregularly as I pleased. - "The House of Martha", Frank R. Stockton.
- For a while the occasional flick of a page argued his awful attention to the recital of crime: then the keen grey eyes slid back to the glowing coals, and the longhand went by the board. - "Anthony Lyveden", Dornford Yates.