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About End of the diary in London, May 2012

Phil Gyford  •  Link

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

Phil Gyford  •  Link

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

Phil Gyford  •  Link

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

Phil Gyford  •  Link

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.

About Sunday 25 October 1668

Phil Gyford  •  Link

Yes, Robert, if you could make the dramatic episodes as a whole more succinct, so as not to overwhelm the discussion, that would be great, thanks. If you're writing a lot more than Sam's diary entries themselves, you should probably have your own blog :)

About Thursday 10 September 1668

Phil Gyford  •  Link

Re 'Garraway': thanks for the correction Mary. The link now goes to the correct fellow.

By the way, if you have time, it's usually best to email me corrections as I may miss them in the annotations. Thanks.

About Wednesday 5 August 1668

Phil Gyford  •  Link

Laura, a good idea to have some kind of "roll call". I'll make a note to post something like this as we get nearer the inevitable end. If anyone else has other ideas for things they'd like to see not the site before or after the diary finishes, feel free to email me!

About Thursday 9 March 1664/65

Phil Gyford  •  Link

I have belatedly (only more than three years late!) corrected the link to "Lilly" as per Paul Chapin's earlier annotation. It now refers to the long-dead grammarian, rather than the 17th century astrologer.

About Saturday 20 June 1668

Phil Gyford  •  Link

Not sure how that happened djc and Peter! I don't have time to investigate it properly right now, so I've removed the day of the week from the next/previous links for the time being, seeing as the rest of it is correct. (The site is slowly rebuilding as I type; should be finished soon.)