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Record Number: 12248


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12248, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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