Shorthand Book

Scope and Content

The folios are numbered in two sections firstly 1-28 and then beginning again 1-36. Inside the front cover is the description 'A system of short hand from the Encyclopaedia Britannica' in Hull's hand. The contents of the volume seem to represent the process undertaken by Hull to learn shorthand, which appears to be the Byrom system of shorthand created by John Byrom (1692-1763), also from Manchester.

Inscribed in the front cover is 'W W Hull, Lincoln's Inn', thought to refer to John Hull's son William Winstanley Hull (1794-1873) who entered Lincoln's Inn and was also called to the Chancery Bar.