Shorthand New Testament

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 936
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  • Physical Description
      Extent: 167 x 108 mm. 1 volume (73 folios); Binding: contemporary English binding in black morocco with elaborate gold tooling.

Scope and Content

The New Testament, written in a minute shorthand by C.T.E., and illustrated with four engravings pasted in (of Saint Matthew, Saint Mark, the Salutation and Saint John).

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the John Rylands Library as part of the David Lloyd Roberts bequest in May 1921.


Description compiled by Elizabeth Gow, Assistant Keeper of Manuscripts and Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of additions to the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937-1951 (English MS 936).

Related Material

The JRUL also holds a manual on shorthand by James Weston (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 52), and English MS 468, James Henry Lewis's Guide to Shorthand.