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John Evelyn

John Evelyn
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John Evelyn was at the centre of the intellectual, social, political and ecclesiastical world of his day and his Diary has long been recognised as the most extensive and historically informative record of one of the most momentous periods in English history.

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	the John Evelyn diaries.

The autograph manuscripts of John Evelyn's Diary
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They begin with an account of his birth in 1620 and the entries continue until a few weeks before his death in 1706.
[from The Archive of John Evelyn, purchased by The British Library March 1995]

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