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date: 03 April 2020

Cocker, Edwardlocked

(1631/2–1676)
  • Ruth Wallis

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Cocker, Edward (1631/2–1676), calligrapher and arithmetician, is sometimes said to have come from Northamptonshire but this is unsubstantiated. Nothing is known of his parentage and early life. He published five copybooks in 1657; one, The Pen's Triumph, mentions an earlier Pen's Experience, now untraced, as his first work. By 1657 he was married, and teaching writing and arithmetic in ...

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S. Pepys, ed. R. Latham & W. Matthews, 11 vols. (1970–83); repr. (1995); repr. (2000)
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British Library, London
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