Guard Book

Scope and Content

Bound volume of 52 pages (13 bifoliate sheets) containing mounted examples of the shorthand of John Byrom, five being by John Byrom, other examples by his sister, Phebe, and his daughter, Dorothy. Contents (mainly 18th century): 5 shorthand verses by John Byrom; 17 paper cut-work designs or silhouettes of shorthand, 3 paper cut-work designs with illustrations, by Phebe and Dorothy Byrom; 1 letter, to Dr Byrom, Manchester from John Bostock, Bolton, 1761; 2 b/w photographs; 1 newscutting.

Former reference: 4/17