The History of Edwardian and Victorian Autographs

Scope and Content

Contains cards inscribed with quotes, sayings and jokes and grouped in to categories by Ronnie Barker. These categories represent Barker's working methods and include 'for the introduction' and 'unsuitable for the illustrations'. There is a selection of cards which have been labelled individually according to what type of card Barker considered them to be. There is a selection of period illustrations which were intended to be paired with the written statements. There are copies of written material for the book and a book cover enclosing a selection of cards labelled 'No', presumably rejected examples for the book. Also included is a lined noted pad containing notes about Autograph books, a post-it note listing the types of card Barker identified and an autograph book with examples in it.