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Record 12248

Reading Experience:

'and there sent for the Weekely Bill and find 8252 dead in all, and of them 6978 of the plague - which is a most dreadfull Number - and shows reason to fear that the plague hath got that hold that it will yet continue among us.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 7 Sep 1665
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Tower of London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bill of Mortality
Genre: Medicine, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Handbill, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12248  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 6
  Page: 214
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 6, p. 214,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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