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John Wells


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John Wells : [manuscript on ship building]

'This day Mrs Turner did lend me, as a rarity, a manuscript of one of Mr Wells, writ long ago, teaching the method of building a ship; which pleases me mightily. I was at it tonight but durst not stay long at it, I being come to have a great pain and water in my eyes after candle-light.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Manuscript: Sheet


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