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First Reading

Jenny Doughty  •  Link

On the entry for April 5th 1660, there was some discussion about the nature of a gift from the captain of the Nazeby to Pepys that is unclear in the original diary. However, the consensus of opinion was that the gift was of a 'knotted cane'. This is a repost of the annotation for that day:

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Google Books has only three entries for "knotted cane" before 1800. Two refer to bamboo and one refers to an actual cane from the 1680s.

After 1800 the term "knotted cane" is plentiful in Google and Google Books.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Google Books have missed more than one reference to cane in Pepys's Diary (if they have)..

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


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