Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4640
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: PEPYS, Samuel
Level of description: collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Pepys | Samuel | 1633-1703 | naval official and diarist
Samuel Pepys was born in 1633 in London. His father was a tailor, but had good family connections including a landed uncle in Huntingdonshire and an aunt with an advantageous marriage. Pepys attended Saint Paul's School and Cambridge, after which he became the private secretary of his cousin Edward Mountagu (later the Earl of Sandwich). In 1659 he began his 30 years of service to the Navy when Mountagu was made general at sea. In 1660 Pepys was given a job at the Navy Board, and was part of the group sent to bring Charles II back to England to begin his reign. In the same year he began his diary, which has made him famous and which provides an insight into the life and customs of his day, as well as giving accounts of major events such as the plague and the Great Fire of London in 1666. Pepys ended the diary in 1669, concerned that his eyesight was failing. His career continued to be successful, and he became Secretary to the Admiralty Commission in 1672. He died in 1703 and was buried at Saint Olave, Hart Street.
Scope and content/abstract:
Letter from Samuel Pepys to Edward Gregory, Clerk of the Cheque at Chatham.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available only with advance notice and at the discretion of the LMA Director.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright is held by the City of London
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Transferred from the City of London in May 2013
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Added June 2013