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Tuesday 25 August 1663 by Terry Foreman

A Declaration and Proposals of the Lord Proprietor of Carolina, Aug.…

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Wednesday 15 July 1663 by Terry Foreman

The commonwealth of England had claimed the right, in 1651, to…

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Sunday 28 July 1667 by Terry Foreman

"Up and to my chamber, where all the morning close, to draw up a…

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Saturday 21 July 1666 by San Diego Sarah

"... he will fling, up his commission rather than bear it." Pett…

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Tuesday 20 February 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

I found a paper on the housing, care and feeding of Dutch…

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Wednesday 24 July 1667 by Terry Foreman

"after dinner to the office, and there with Mr. Harper did another…

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Friday 20 July 1666 by San Diego Sarah

"... and here I saw some fine prints, brought from France by Sir…

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Monday 1 March 1668/69 by Terry Foreman

The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina : March 1, 1669 Our…

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Tuesday 23 July 1667 by Terry Foreman

"we here are ordered to give notice to the merchant men-of-war, gone…

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Monday 22 July 1667 by Terry Foreman

"Creed tells me of the fray between the Duke of Buckingham at the…


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 annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Josiah Child by Terry Foreman

Child contributed to the literature of economics; especially Brief…

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Sheerness, Kent by San Diego Sarah

On 18 August, 1665 the Navy Board landed at Sheerness to survey the…

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Doll Stacey by San Diego Sarah

Phrases we still use: "Mad as a hatter" Back when elaborate…

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Tally by San Diego Sarah

A phrase we still use: "In the nick of time" During the 18th…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Sue Nicholson

Dear San Diego Sarah This is not a picture of Pepys' Navy Office…

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The Bedchamber by eileen d.

thank you, Jeanine! this was fascinating. I continue to praise the…


Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

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New search page by Phil Gyford

If you were searching for "tokens" then the first results were diary…

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Recent Pepys articles by RSGII

The podcast “Beyond the Diary” is a light and enjoyable overview of…

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New Samuel Pepys £2 coin by Suzanne in MI

I received mine today, it’s everything Sarah says.