Letters of John Evelyn

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) A letter to Dr Robert Plot, dated 9 Dec [16]87; (2) A letter to Ralph Thoresby, the Leeds historian, dated 19 July [16]99

Administrative / Biographical History

John Evelyn (1620-1706), the virtuoso, was a student at the Middle Temple and fellow commoner at Balliol, Oxford, before joining Charles I in 1642 and travelling. Later in life he helped to found the Royal Society. His literary works include his Diary, which was first published in 1818 and 1819. For fuller details of his career see the Dictionary of National Biography

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English

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