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Diary & Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, 4 Vols

Samuel Pepys

Published 1915
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1871 pages
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s/t: Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reign of Charles II & James IIOn 1/1/1660, Pepys began to keep a diary. He recorded his daily life for almost 10 years. The women he pursued, his friends & dealings are all laid out. His diary revealsMores/t: Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reign of Charles II & James IIOn 1/1/1660, Pepys began to keep a diary. He recorded his daily life for almost 10 years. The women he pursued, his friends & dealings are all laid out. His diary reveals his jealousies, insecurities, trivial concerns & fractious relationship with his wife. Its an important account of London in the 1660s. The juxtaposition of his commentary on politics & national events, alongside the very personal, can be seen from the beginning.The diary was written in one of the many standard forms of shorthand used in that time, in this case called Tachygraphy & devised by Thomas Shelton. Tho its clear from its content that it was written as a purely personal record of his life & not for publication, there are indications Pepys actively took steps to preserve the bound manuscripts of his diary. Apart from writing it out in fair copy from rough notes, he also had the loose pages bound into six volumes, catalogued them in his library with all his other books, & is likely to have suspected that eventually someone would find them interesting.