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Items related to Samuel Pepys [Decimalized .01 and .02]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.258 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: circa 1673-1689 Pagination: 1 letter, 1 engraving

Background Information: Pepys served as an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament. He is famous for the detailed personal diary he kept 1660-1669.

People: Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: MaritimeNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLiterature and Language ArtsGovernment and CivicsMilitary History

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