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JCH has posted four annotations/comments since 2 October 2019.

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Second Reading

About Walking Pepys's London

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I absolutely love you guys. Thank you so much. Thumbs up from the great means such a lot, especially the road-testing of the walks. Totally delighted, thank you again.

About James Pearse (surgeon)

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Just located this. https://liveicomgrshot.blob.core.…
Would any of you Pepysians know or hazard a guess which address, of the three mentioned at the end of the article in James's will, he and the beauteous Mrs Pearce might have been living at, during the years of the Diary? If he left the Clerkenwell house to his wife, it suggests that might have been the family home.

About Friday 1 January 1668/69

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It was just the previous year, I think, that Sam's gift to Elizabeth, of lace from the Royal Exchange, was upstaged by Will Hewer's diamond brooch. Clever Sam - nice to see he'd learned his lesson there!

About Monday 30 May 1664

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According to this sound-map of Bow bells, Sam would most definitely have counted as a Cockney in 1851. Salisbury Court was well within the western reach of the bells' audibility. Presumably 17th-century London would have been less noisy than the 19th-century city, and the bells even clearer.…