William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book, 1844
Meg Hixon, November 2011
James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book
The James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book contains 84 pages of writing in Beeby's shorthand script.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu
Access and Use
The collection is open for research.
Copyright status is unknown
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James Beeby Shorthand Prayer Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
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 The system was adopted by some users, including Anne Isabella Byron, Lord Byron's wife, but later systems superseded Beeby's by the mid-19th century.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.
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- Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.