Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book, 1844

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, November 2011

Summary Information
Title: James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book
Creator: Beeby, James
Inclusive dates: 1844
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book contains 84 pages of writing in Beeby's shorthand script.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

2003. M-4289.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

James Beeby invented a system of shorthand in the late-18th or early 19th century. The system was adopted by some users, including Anne Isabella Byron, Lord Byron's wife, but later systems superseded Beeby's by the mid-19th century.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book contains 84 pages of writing in Beeby's shorthand script. The small black book, which has "Common Prayer" embossed on its front cover, is dated in London, January 1, 1844, and is divided into several larger sections and, within these, smaller segments. Single longhand words appear occasionally within the text, and include mentions of Israel, Abraham, and members of the British Royal family.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Hanover, House of.
    • Shorthand.
    • Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
    Genre Terms:
    • Prayer books.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book,  1844 [series]