'John Relly Beard D.D.' Contains detailed biographical information relating to Beard (born 1800) organised chronologically. Lots of facts organised under the headings of years with extracts from letters, extracts from printed sources etc.
In front of book is handwritten note: 'Hester Winder from her sister Annie Beard Woodhouse. May 5th 1924'.
Inserted at front is a later 4 page typescript of a poem headed 'In Memorium': 'Poem dedicated to his brother John from JRB. Dedicated to my dear brother John, this feeble expression of a strong affection. December 8th 1864'.