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Pepys' notebooks

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  • ian74889
    Was there any way, in the 1660s, Pepys could have, as it were, jotted down notes while on his walks about the city? Using what writing implement, on what
    Message 1 of 2 , May 12, 2011
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      Was there any way, in the 1660s, Pepys could have, as it were, jotted down notes while on his walks about the city? Using what writing implement, on what surface? Or was every incident and detail recalled at a later time?
    • terry foreman
      He seems to have kept notes in the popular Shelton shorthand in wh/ the. A clue to how they may have looked may be the entries from April 10th to April
      Message 2 of 2 , May 14, 2011
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        He seems to have kept notes in the popular Shelton shorthand in wh/ the. 
        A clue to how they may have looked may be the entries from April 10th to April 19th....

        On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM, ian74889 <iangreenwood2@...> wrote:
        Was there any way, in the 1660s, Pepys could have, as it were, jotted down notes while on his walks about the city? Using what writing implement, on what surface? Or was every incident and detail recalled at a later time?



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