Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
JohnR has posted 2 annotations/comments since 26 January 2016.
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Thank you, John York
I was recently lucky enough to buy a copy of Eikon Basilike printed in 1648.
On its back end papers is a handwritten record of the conversations King Charles had with his children whilst imprisoned in St James Palace immediately before his execution.
The front endpapers however have a piece written in shorthand.
I have a friend whose work includes examining and interpreting old documents; she has looked at it and is happy that the writing is period and she thinks that the code is a variation of Thomas Shelton’s shorthand.
Therefore my problem is to find somewhere, someone who may be able to interpret the code, or direct me to assistance. I have approached The Folger library in America to no avail and have received no reply from The British Library.
Yours in hope,JohnR