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Collection Level Description: Transcript of the Diary of John Evelyn

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 335-7
Title: Transcript of the Diary of John Evelyn
Dates of Creation: 20th cent. (transcript of 17th- and 18th-cent. originals)
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Evaline Gertrude Parker and Esmond Samuel de Beer.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a diarist, traveller, numismatist, antiquary and gardener. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Line by line transcript of the diary of John Evelyn, 1620-1706, made by Miss E.G. Parker and E.S. de Beer for de Beer's edition of the diary (6 vols., Oxford, 1955).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The transcript was given to the Library by E.S. de Beer in 1956.

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43782-4.

Access Points


Beer | Esmond Samuel de | 1895-1990 | Historical Scholar and Editor

Evelyn | John | 1620-1706 | Diarist, Traveller, Numismatist, Antiquary, and Gardener

Parker | Evaline Gertrude | fl 1911 | Antiquary

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