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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Transport yourself to 17th-century London with The Diary of Samuel Pepys, a daily diary kept by "increasingly-important" civil servant Samuel Pepys from 1660 to 1670, where he writes about everything from his business meetings to his wife's beauty and going out to the theatre. Readers looking for a brief overview may wish to begin with the Summary of Pepys's diary under The Diary tab, before browsing the full text of Pepys's diary by date (under All Entries). There is also a Letters section containing correspondances to and from Peyps. Readers can learn more about Pepys's world with the In-depth Articles on topics like "The Garden at the Navy Office." After exploring for a while, users may find that familiar people, places, and events regularly crop up. To better understand these, look to The Encyclopedia, a reference point for "5,077 people, places and things," from Peyps's time, offering contextual significance and history. The Encyclopedia also includes the Pepys family tree and a Map with markers denoting places mentioned in Pepys's diary. The site is run by Phil Gyford, a web designer and actor, with help from Project Gutenberg where the full text of Peyps's diary was sourced.
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April 3rd, 2020
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March 12th, 2020 at 11:48am
Date Of Record Release
March 13th, 2020 at 9:35am
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