DIARY of Ralph Josselin,
"Ralph Josselin was vicar of Earls Colne, Essex, from 1641 until his death in 1683. The Diary which he kept during this period is one of the richest seventeenth century sources for English social history."
About the diary:
Text of the diary:
13 Jan 2004, 4:47 a.m. - dirk
The diary of Robert Hooke
I enjoyed "Robert Hooke: Victim of Genius" on BBC2 (Monday 12 January 2004), particularly because of what was said about Hooke's diary, roughly contemporary to Sam's (1672 to 1680). Its contents seems to have been "unusually" frank...
The text of the diary is - as far as I know - not on the web (nor at Gutenberg) in its entirity, but fragments from it can br found on:
5 Apr 2004, 3:46 a.m. - vincent
a list of primary sources [diaries] of 1600's http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/bp/Diaries.html
eg diary john millward [1666 68]
8 Jan 2005, 4:01 a.m. - dirk
Contemporary diaries that are sometimes referred to in annotations
The Rev. Ralph Josselin's diary:
John Evelyn's diary:
Lady Fanshawe's memoirs:
Robert Hooke's diary:
8 Jan 2005, 10:41 a.m. - Pedro.
A Journal that may be of great interest to some of the annotators is mentioned below, but I do not think it is available on the internet. If anybody has a copy of the book it would be interesting to hear from them.
Barlow's Journal of his Life at Sea in King's Ships, East & West Indiamen & Other Merchantmen from 1659-1703 edited by Basil Lubbock.
19 Feb 2005, 10:01 p.m. - vicenzo
on line John Evelyn: it was moved from previous references: [too many hits?]
The Diary of John Evelyn
Parts of this material including footnotes, the dating and other aspects
remain under copyright, and permission to exhibit for non-commercial
purposes has been granted by the publishers and historian Guy de la Bédoyère. Set in hypertext markup by Anthony Sallis. Guy de la Bédoyère: John Evelyn and the Art Of Quoting NEW: TYRANNUS, OR, The MODE: IN A DISCOURSE OF SUMPTUARY LAWES. NEW: FUMIFUGIUM: OR, The Inconveniency of the Smoak of LONDON &c http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/1914/
1 Jul 2005, 8:10 p.m. - Terry Foreman
A Critical Edition of John Beadle's A Journall or Diary of a Thankfull Christian 
by John Beadle, Germaine Fry Murray (Editor)
"Synopsis: Beadle's book is essentially a how-to manual about how to write a spiritual diary; moreover, it is the only one of its kind written in seventeenth-century England. Modern scholars often mention its influence and importance in understanding the "journaling" impulse among the Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries. This is the first modern systematic examination or critical edition of the work. ..."
Garland Publishing (March 1, 1996)
Garland Science, December 1996
7 Jul 2005, 12:55 a.m. - Terry Foreman
A most complete list of diaries of the 1600's is the Diary Research Website
..."a guide to historical and literary sources, in the forms of Diaries and Journals, from all periods and parts of the world, which have been printed in English; its principal content is a searchable version of part of the second edition of An Annotated Bibliography of Diaries Printed in English, compiled by Christopher Handley and published in hardback and electronic formats by Hanover Press." - Christopher Sampson Handley, 2002 and 2005 http://www.diarysearch.co.uk/index.html
“The form of the Bibliography follows the pattern set by William Matthews…: diarists are listed alphabetically under the year in which the first diary entry occurs….” http://www.diarysearch.co.uk/new_page_2.htm A clue to the richness of the site is that the year 1660 yields, besides Wheatley and L&M, 8 further Pepys sources (if my count be right) and the works of 6 other diarists. http://diarysearch.co.uk/Subweb/1660ad.htm The 1600’s offer 60 web-pages of diaries, averaging 7/=420, many restricted to a locale or a voyage, etc., most British, some colonial, some translations (the oldest diary tradition is the Japanese, pioneered by noblewomen): http://diarysearch.co.uk/Subweb/new_page_1.htm
Here is the entry for Barlow, noted by Pedro: BARLOW, Edward (b.1642) of Prestwich, Lancashire B27 1659 to 1703 Matthews: Sea diary; in King’s ships, East and West Indiamen, and other merchantmen; life at sea and ashore; the lure of the sea; excellent diary of voyages and observations of a common seaman and details of the sailor’s life; modernised, but very interesting language and conversation. 1. Barlow’s Journal of his Life at Sea in King’s Ships, East & West Indiamen & Other Merchantmen from 1659-1703 edited by Basil Lubbock. London, Hurst and Blackett, two volumes, 1934. 2. Extracts: Houlbrooke, p 34. http://diarysearch.co.uk/Subweb/1658ad.htm
6 Aug 2005, 2 a.m. - dirk
Biography of the same by Sir Henry Craik, around 1900, actually more like a summary of Clarendon's own memoires:
"The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England"
Volume 2 of this work, which deals with the post Cromwell years, is available on Gutenberg - and can be viewed there or downloaded: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6671
7 Aug 2005, 4:31 a.m. - Cumgranissalis
Diary of Thomas Burton esq, volume 1 - July 1653 - April 1657
John Towill Rutt (editor) (1828)
21 Sep 2005, 4:30 p.m. - Pedro
Illustrated Journeys of Celia Fiennes, 1685-1712
Three hundred years ago, a remarkable woman travelled alone through every county in England. Today, her journal provides us with a glimpse of 17th-century England.
6 Dec 2005, 3:10 a.m. - dirk
John Evelyn's Diary
The earlier links don't seem to exist any more. Evelyn's diary can be read online on:
The page-by-page system is a nuisance though. To make it easier for the annotators, I give here the link to the page for December 1662:
7 Dec 2005, 1:55 a.m. - Terry Foreman
John Evelyn’s Diary is available for download via FTP -
and so are other works by Evelyn
at this site at the Pennsylvania State University
(copy and paste this site in your browser)
7 Dec 2005, 2:13 a.m. - dirk
John Evelyn’s Diary is available for download -- re Terry
It should be noted that the texts are in .DIA format, unknown to me, and they won't open in Word.
7 Dec 2005, 5:40 a.m. - in Aqua Scripto
mine be in*.wp by coral wordperfect. a 30 trial be availabe to print your copy 30 pages for the fug.
7 Dec 2005, 7:03 p.m. - in Aqua Scripto
by using trial WP, u then save as , the result in your own format mine be *.txt
10 Dec 2005, 11:05 p.m. - Terry Foreman
John Evelyn’s Diary available for download opened for me in Word 2000.
18 Sep 2006, 12:53 a.m. - George Lee
This appears to be as good a place as any to post this.
I recently read,
“Pepys’s Later Diaries.”
Edited C.S. Knighton
Published Sutton Publishing.
Though not as entertaining as the 1660-69 diaries they help to complete the picture.
The following is the blurb from the dustcover of the book:-
“THE Diary that Samuel Pepys kept from 1660 to 1669 is one of the great texts of English literature. Although he never kept a comparable record again, Pepys did resume the diary habit at various key moments in his distinguished career. These later writings have not been collected together in print before; three are now published for the first time from manuscripts in Pepys’s Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The set is completed with versions of two journals previously printed by the Navy Records Society, and newly edited for a wider audience.
Pepys’s Later Diaries begins where the great personal Diary left off, with Pepys as the rising man in the Royal Navy’s bureaucracy. The Brooke House Journal shows him defending his department at a parliamentary enquiry after the Second Dutch War. Pepys exchanges banter with Charles II, and argues his opponents into the ground. The next two diaries reflect Pepys’s troubles during the Popish Plot. The King’s Bench Journal is a relatively formal record of Pepys’s attempts to have his case brought to trial. At the same time he was negotiating privately with his accusers, as chronicled in Proceedings with James and Harris. Even here Pepys mixes serious business with his enthusiasms for food and drink, theatre and female company. In the Tangier Journal, which recounts the winding-up of England’s first African colony, the characteristics of the great Diary are most fully revived. Finally, in the Diary of the Special Commission, Pepys is back at the Admiralty giving the fleet and the naval administration a much-needed makeover.
Together these five texts enlarge and enhance our view of Pepys in public and private and form a delightful coda to the original Diary.”
The Navy Records Society publishes original documents on naval history, including the original texts of two of the Pepys diaries presented here.
Membership details are available on http:/www.navyrecordssociety.com
6 Sep 2007, 2 a.m. - Michael Robinson
Diaries of the Seventeenth Century, Dr Mark Knights
28 Sep 2020, 11:20 p.m. - San Diego Sarah
"There novels will give way, by and by, to diaries or autobiographies -- captivating books, if only a man knew how to choose among his experiences that which is really his experience, and how to record truth truly." -- R.W. Emerson