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Thursday 26 November 1668 by Bryan

Tally Sticks Describing tally sticks as an inefficient form of money…

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Friday 27 November 1668 by Tonyel

Tally sticks, etc. I recall being told of a group of extremely…

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Wednesday 25 November 1668 by Sam Ursu

A couple notes about the sembrador (Spanish for a person, and, by…

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Saturday 12 August 1665 by San Diego Sarah

They lived, as the poet John Milton wrote at the time, in a “universe…

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Wednesday 5 August 1663 by San Diego Sarah

"L&M aver that pens that carried their own ink had been made in Paris…

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Sunday 14 December 1662 by meech

To San Diego Sara, who’s to say, indeed. It is often not all that…

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Wednesday 1 August 1660 by San Diego Sarah

Welcome aboard, Jim. A rule of thumb to save you a lot of confusion:…

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Monday 23 November 1668 by LKvM

"That he do think that the Duke of Buckingham hath a mind rather to…

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Saturday 21 November 1668 by john

With all this personal turmoil, Pepys manages to keep his job on an…

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Sunday 22 November 1668 by Stephane Chenard

Green and red livery? There has to be a reason. We turned to "Green:…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Tally by San Diego Sarah

Of course, England wasn't the only country to come up with a way of…

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Pepys’ wealth by San Diego Sarah

Was Pepys corrupt? This topic is frequently argued throughout the…

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About fruit and vegetables by San Diego Sarah

“My salad days, when I was green in judgment.” -- William Shakespeare…

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Travel times by San Diego Sarah

Several times Pepys records "going out of his way" meaning he arrived…

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Anne Charlotte (nee De Vic) by San Diego Sarah

"Here lys the mortall part of Sr Henry De Vic, Baronet and Chancellor…


Most recently annotated Letters

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Claire Martin

"If it thwart noe occasions of yours it might be usefull that you…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

Dr. Parry-Jones, In the article on Elizabeth in the L&M Companion…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

"It is implicit, though, from the content of this letter that P had…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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Walking Pepys's London by Jeremy Buck

Jacky Collis Harvey is giving an online zoom talk about the book, on…

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The Next Chapter of Samuel Pepys by Rogue Royalle

What a remarkable postscript. Strangely, I feel I know this man I…

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The Bagwells by Cliff

Fascinating reading John - and convincing!

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A bill of exchange by San Diego Sarah

In 1668 Josiah Child, reputed to a fanatique, a victualler to the…

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The Plot Against Pepys by San Diego Sarah

A belated answer to Oliver Mundy. I Googled "Deborah Egmond 1679"…


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Daily London weather descriptions by San Diego Sarah

Keith J Tinkler's weather page sadly seems to have disappeared. He…

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Recent Press by Cliff

As I usual with me I came late to the party and missed a lot of the…

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Roll Call. Say hello! by AUGUST SPIER

This is Gus Spier. I believe I started following the diary 'way back,…

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Daily diary emails update by San Diego Sarah

Thanks for finding this work-around; I'm enjoying meeting everyone in…