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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Sunday 14 April 1661 by Chris Squire UK

Here’s what OED has to say re ‘gracy’: ‘gracy, adj. Editorial misreading of…

Tuesday 16 April 1661 by Bill

"reading of the Psalms in short hand" From a rare book catalogue…

Thursday 10 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

I needed to know about Michael N Hull's diagnosis: …

Tuesday 8 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

After all, Martha Batten was Pepys's Valentine, as we learned two days…

Monday 7 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

A nice piece on the properties by Pauline indeed (several paragraphs) (thanks…

Saturday 5 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

GrahamT has put his photograph of a model ship on Flickr in the Pepys Diary…

Monday 15 April 1661 by Bill

I went home by coach with Sir R. Slingsby and dined with him, and had a very…

Saturday 13 April 1661 by Long Memory

The custom of bequeathing memorial rings was well-established by Pepys' day.…

Friday 12 April 1661 by john

@Terry: Thank you -- that provides me with a good starting point. (In the…

Thursday 11 April 1661 by Chris Squire UK

A modern poem inspired by this entry: ' . . But where is he that cropped…

Most recently annotated Letters

Balthazar St Michel to Samuel Pepys by Fabbz

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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

Fountain (The Strand) by Terry Foreman

There's a Fountain Court off Middle Temple Lane s. of the transition to Fleet…

Catherine Mountagu (daughter of Sandwich) by Terry Foreman

Lady Catherine Mountagu (20 August 1661-January 15th, 1757), youngest daughter…

Newington by Bill

Newington, Surrey. The parish of Newington, or Newington Butts, extends from…

Sir John Mennes (Comptroller of the Navy) by Bill

On August 8, 1660 Sam describes Sir John: "he is a very good, harmless, honest…

Sayes Court, Deptford by Mary K

The legacy of John Evelyn, showing the influence of his "Sylva" on today's…

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

'Great Fire of London' TV drama by Terry Foreman

Phil, I'll buy them visually, but I haven't seen them act. Has anyone? If…

Annotations update by Anthony Rhoden

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

Pepys Diary erasure project by Bill

a good ... creation Saturday 21 July 1660

Anti-spam measures by Richard Birdsall

Thanks for bearing such a burden. I run a small college blog for students and…

Annotations can be posted again by Dick Wilson

It is good to be back. I "lurked" through the first reading of the diary, and…