The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.516474, -0.111269


Now known as Cursitor’s Street, it runs east from Chancery Lane. A “cursitor” is either a courier or “an officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs” (Webster’s, 1913).

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.