Transcript of the Diary of John Evelyn

Scope and Content

Line by line transcript of the diary of John Evelyn, 1620-1706, made by Miss E.G. Parker and E.S. de Beer for de Beer's edition of the diary (6 vols., Oxford, 1955).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a diarist, traveller, numismatist, antiquary and gardener. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The transcript was given to the Library by E.S. de Beer in 1956.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43782-4.