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MS Eng 991

Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703. Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, 1656-1700: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 991
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703.
Title: Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn,
Date(s): 1656-1700.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters by English diarists John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys to various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Miscellaneous Papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, 1656-1700 (MS Eng 991). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of John Evelyn with various people. Also includes one letter from Mary Evelyn to Samuel Pepys; letters written by Samuel Pepys to various correspondents, some on naval matters; as well as letters received by Pepys, including two from Evelyn.

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