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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Wednesday 8 May 1661 by Pandora

Draw means pull, which is why the Drawers are the ones pulling Sams beloved…

Tuesday 20 August 1661 by Tonyel

" all the afternoon at home to put my papers in order." We must remember that…

Sunday 18 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘cassowary n. < Malay kasuārī . . 1. A genus of large cursorial…

Monday 19 August 1661 by Dick Wilson

Poor Aunt Fenner!

Sunday 6 October 1661 by Bill

"and the most zealous people that ever I saw in my life, even to admiration, if…

Saturday 17 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

Re: ‘beggary’: it’s not clear what exactly SP meant; here’s what OED…

Friday 26 April 1661 by Pandora

Cook = Cookshop, i.e. Restoration era readymeals.

Thursday 1 January 1662/63 by Terry Foreman

"... a true and allowable tragedy." L&M remind us Pepys had been called on…

Saturday 1 September 1660 by Terry Foreman

"Here rose in discourse at table a dispute between Mr. Moore and Dr. Clerke,…

Thursday 15 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘Shift . . 5. a. An expedient necessitated by stress of…

Most recently annotated Letters

Balthazar St Michel to Samuel Pepys by Fabbz

LOL

Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

Dr. Parry-Jones, In the article on Elizabeth in the L&M Companion (Vol. X), the…

Balthazar St Michel to Samuel Pepys by Terry Foreman

"You daily and hourly so comble me" comble : French, "fill"

Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

"It is implicit, though, from the content of this letter that P had some…

Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

Bethnal Green by Bill

Sir William Rider's house was at Bethnal Green, and was popularly associated…

Sir William Rider by Bill

Sir William Rider's house was at Bethnal Green, and was popularly associated…

John Dickons by Bill

His daughter Elizabeth Dickons: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/3126/

Elizabeth Dickons by Bill

Her father John Dickons: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/3797/

Gilbert Thornborough by Bill

Wheatley in this diary annotations says that the "three sisters the…

Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

Sunday Lunch with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Carol

Thank you so much for this Sue. I now have a clear picture in my head of how…

The Garden at the Navy Office by Weavethe hawk

I would love to know where I could see a larger version of the 1742 print…

The Bagwells by Gillian Bagwell

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/55358060/person/13807389864

At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Mary K

No, the house was 'company' accommodation that went with the job. Building…

John Evelyn's Fire of London by Terry Foreman

"And, yes, truly amazing that Evelyn had plans for re-building the city SO…

Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

Pepys Family Tree updated by Sasha Clarkson

Thanks Phi! :) Might I make a further request for when your busy schedule…

Diary and Encyclopedia data available by kyle mathews

The link to the JSON file seems broken... could it be restored? I'm hoping to…

Samuel Pepys' Playlist on BBC Radio 4 by Ivan

One of the contributors describes "Beauty Retire" as "haunting" but to my ears…

'Great Fire of London' TV drama by Kathryn Myers

Terry, Mays is brilliant! What an amazing actor!

Annotations update by Anthony Rhoden

Dear Pepys Diary, I am very interested in the Pepys Diary and I am currently…