5 Annotations

First Reading

Paul Brewster  •  Link

From L&M Companion: "Miles and Ann Mitchell were booksellers in Westminster Hall from whom Pepys often bought newsbooks, political pamphlet and the like. They also advertised the sale of lozenges. They kept the first shop in the Hall from c. 1656, and were old friends of Pepys, he and Elizabeth often using their stall as a rendezvous. Their house in St Margaret's parish, appears to have been a substantial one."

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

MITCHEL, or MICHAEL (MILES), bookseller in London, (1) Within the Gate [i.e., Westminster Hall Gate]; (2) At the first shop in Westminster Hall, 1656-63. He was London agent for T. Jordan, of Gloucester.
---A dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers... H.R. Plomer, 1906

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"... after that to the Admiralty Office, in White Hall, where I staid and writ my last observations for these four days last past."

So he's been running around Whitehall, Westminster and pubs all day, with his notes, pen and clean paper, hoping for some peace and quiet, and found it at the Admiralty offices? He must have been waiting for something there.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Please excuse the above mis-post! It's always good to check at the "Preview your annotation" stage that you are posting in the right place -- Phil has given us the name of the page in HUGE type so it is not difficult!


There was an exchange about the spelling of the Michell/Mitchell's name at https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/…

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