Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703

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Dates:
Birth 1633-02-23
Death 1703-05-26
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English master shipwright and Commissioner of the Navy at Chatham.

From the description of Letter signed : London, to [Edward Gregory], 1666 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 699487642

From the description of Letter signed : London, to [Edward Gregory], 1666 July 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 698778321

From the description of Letter signed : Greenwich [London], to [Edward] Gregory, 1665 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 698771809

From the description of Order signed : London, to the Clerk of the Cheque at Chatham, 1665 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 698775951

From the description of Letter signed : London, to [Edward] Gregory, 1665 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 698776885

British naval official and diarist.

From the description of Letter signed : [England], to the Commissioners of Ordnance, 1680 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614088644

From the description of Autograph notes in shorthand concerning the history of the English royal family from 1660 to 1688 : [England], [1688 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614063340

Jackson was due to inherit the bulk of Pepys' estate under his will, but in 1703, a few months before Pepys' death, a new will was drawn reducing the bequest to 40 pounds a year.

From the description of Correspondence : with John Matthews, [17--] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612865765

English diarist and sec'y of the admiralty.

From the description of Letter signed : Navy Office, Greenwich, to Mr. [John?] Evelyn, 1665 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891750

Samuel Pepys served as an officer in the Admiralty of England during the reigns of King Charles II and King James II. He also served as a member of Parliament and as President of the Royal Society. He wrote and published Memoirs of the Royal Navy (1690). Pepys is best known for his diaries, written between 1659 and 1669, which assist in documenting English life in the 17th century. The diaries were published in 1825.

From the guide to the Samuel Pepys, Estimate, 1669

Gaselee was the Pepys Librarian at Magdalene College, Cambridge (1909-1917).

From the description of The diary of Samuel Pepys : manuscript, [19--] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612865949

English official in navy office and diarist.

From the description of Samuel Pepys papers, 1660, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122560515

Samuel Pepys was a Restoration-era virtuoso, with numerous and diverse interests and activities. Reflecting the scope of his mind was his library of three thousand volumes, carefully selected and culled; his famous diaries give insight to the selection and organization of his library, which has been preserved at Cambridge University. Pepys was a gifted public servant who worked for the Navy Office; his diaries record his own remarkable observations, and give great insight into the first decade of the Restoration.

From the description of Samuel Pepys document for the Navy Office, 1684 Dec. 7. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55998295

English naval officer.

From the description of Order signed : place not specified, to [Edward Gregory], 1668 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 700280686

From the description of Order signed : London, to [Edward Gregory], 1668 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 700069647

Samuel Pepys, English diarist and naval administrator, is also chiefly celebrated for his highly detailed and honest Diary, kept mostly between 1660 and 1669. John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English country gentleman whose life-long diary is considered an invaluable source of information on life in 17th-century England. Evelyn and Pepys formed a lifelong friendship after the Restoration.

From the description of Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, 1656-1700. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81483136

From the guide to the Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, 1656-1700., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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  • Songs, English
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Coal trade
  • Diaries
  • Diarists
  • Letters
  • Legal documents
  • Statesmen
  • Songs with guitar
  • Industries--History--17th century
  • Statesmen--Diaries
  • Sacred songs with guitar--Scores
  • English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700

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