This volume contains a wide variety of investments and shares at their highest and lowest prices for each month beginning from October 1864 to 1904. The item also records the highest and lowest shares per year. This volume records shares [? held by either Rylands and Sons or William Carnelley] for many different companies, including Rylands and Sons, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation, Royal Mail Steam Packet, Union Steam Ship Co,amongst others. The shares for Rylands and Sons are completed from March 1876 to December 1904. There are a number of blank sheets at both the beginning and end of the volume.
The 3 loose sheets that are inserted at the beginning of the volume are a list of contents and page numbers for the volume. The list covers 1864 to 1903, but is not dated as an individual piece. The list is written in a different hand to the entries made for the shares.