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date: 25 August 2019

Servants of Samuel Pepyslocked

(act. 1658–1703)
  • Henry Summerson

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Servants of Samuel Pepys (act. 1658–1703), are mostly known through their appearances in the private diary kept by their employer between 1660 and 1669. The fact that they are presented there in a light controlled by the many-sided egotism of Samuel Pepys's personality does not prevent his record of his own, and his household's, day-by-day existence from illuminating the lives and occupations of a number of predominantly young people, whose activities seem usually to have been typical of those of male and female servants in early modern ...

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