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About End of Diary Events Update

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To be honest, I don't know. I need to find somewhere convenient and suitable that can accomodate 20 people for lunch on a Saturday first.

About Monday 5 April 1669

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Thanks for the corrections folks - I've corrected the link to Branford from pointing to Stockings (a surreal but surprisingly small numerical error) and added a link from "my Lord".

About Tuesday 2 March 1668/69

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Well caught folks! I'd found it strange that Sam kept referring to Tom as "boy" when he was planning marriage, but I'd assumed it was habit. I had a look through the L&M Index entry on Servants and, yes, there is another boy! Jack, a footboy, arrived from Impington on 4th November 1668: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/11/04/

I'm going to go back through entries between then and now and correct the references.

Also, this is what we currently list for the Pepys household: http://www.pepysdiary.com/background/people/samue… I'm not sure that Bridget and Susan (b) have been reported as leaving?

About End of the diary in London, May 2012

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Clive, of course it would be fine to bring your daughter, so long as she doesn't mind a bit of walking around looking at old things! I'll be asking for more definite numbers a bit nearer the time.

About What happens to this website after the diary ends

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Ruben - if you spot links which are broken in annotations, feel free to Flag it for my attention. Often I can find where the page has moved to, or replace the link with one to the same page on http://web.archive.org/ .

I won't have the time to make such an archive of images myself and I suspect the copyright issues that you refer to would make it practically impossible, if one were to abide by the letter of the law. We do have some images from Wikipedia entries, although I suspect even those supposedly copyright-free images are occasionally of dubious legality. Anyway, it would be a lovely thing if it existed!

About What happens to this website after the diary ends

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It's a good idea Robert, and would be interesting, but as languagehat suggests, it would be more work than I would be anticipating!

However, I would like to include some things on the site (probably in the In-Depth Articles section) about the life of Samuel (and, at least, Elizabeth!) after the end of the diary. So if anyone's interested in putting anything together, do get in touch.

About End of the diary in London, May 2012

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I've been running the site for nearly nine years - I'm looking forward to a break!

If the diary does continue again (and that's a big IF) then it won't be until the beginning of 2013.