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A Week in Literary History

October 31st, 2002

Future writer, gardener, and diarist John Evelyn (Diary, 1706) is born in Wotton, Surrey in 1620.

evelynbyrobertwalker1648John Evelyn, b. October 31, 1620, d. 1706

Evelyn’s famous Diary has been somewhat overshadowed by the more sensational one covering much the same period by Samuel Pepys, but it demonstrates bits of expertise in several fields, including art and the cultivation of trees, that were beyond his contemporary. His Diary is mandatory reading for students of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the Great Plague and Fire of London.

Suggested Reading Diary Evelyn’s Diary: 1641-1705, first published 1818.

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