John Evelyn (1620–1706)

Verse

An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

*EvJ 1

Exemplum of the first printed edition with Evelyn's autograph motto, inscription and extensive marginal notes and corrections in ink and pencil. c.1656.

Volume CLXXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn B67.

Recorded in Keynes, p. 44. Facsimile example in Christie's sale catalogue, 13 July 1978, lot 1732.

British Library, Add. MS 78353.

*EvJ 2

Autograph fair copy of a translation of Books III to VI (line 694) of De rerum natura, headed ‘On the Third Booke of T. Lucretius C. de R.N.’, being an unpublished continuation of Evelyn's published translation (1656), iii + 155 quarto leaves, in 19th-century leather. 1656-7.

Owned in 1818 by William Upcott. Bought at the Upcott sale on 22 June 1846, lot 117. Volume CLXXXVII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 34.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 42.

British Library, Add. MS 78354.

*EvJ 3

Autograph commentary on Lucretius, De rerum natura, Books III-VI, iv + 159 quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. 1656-7.

Volume CLXXXIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 33.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 42.

British Library, Add. MS 78356.

*EvJ 4

Autograph draft translation of Lucretius, De rerum natura, Book VI.

In: Eveylyn's Lucretius, 30 + iii leaves. 1657.

Volume CLXXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 34a.

British Library, Add. MS 78355, ff. 1r-27r.

*EvJ 5

Autograph fragment of a verse translation of De rerum natura, dated 11 September 1657.

In: the MS described under EvJ 4. 1657.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 540.

British Library, Add. MS 78355, ff. 28r-30r.

Otium Evelyni

*EvJ 6

Autograph quarto volume of poems in draft and fair copies, i + 70 leaves (including blanks), damaged by damp, in black calf gilt. Including, inter alia, an Italian version of ‘Vpon my Lady Isabella Thynns cutting of Trees in paper Translated from Mr: Waller’ (f. 9v), ‘Upon my worthy kinsman Sr Sam: Tuke de his incomparable play’ (p. 51), ‘On the Dutchess of New-Castles coming to the Royal Society 1666 (f. 26r-v); Ballad: To the tune of Sr. Jo: Sucklings I'le tell the Dick’ (pp. 52-3), ‘To Abraham Cowley sending me his Poeme — The Garden’ (ff. 27v-8v), and ‘Elegie’ [on Cowley] (ff. 29v-31r).

Volume CXC of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 124.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 21. The poem on p. 51 pub. in Samuel Tuke, The Adventures of Five Hours, 2nd edition (London, 1664), sigs A3b-A4a [Keynes, p. 259]. The poem on pp. 59-62 edited from this MS in Allan Pritchard, ‘Editing from Manuscript: Cowley and the Cowper Papers’, in Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden, ed. A. H. De Quehen (New York or London, 1981), pp. 46-76 (pp. 70-4), and the poem on pp. 55-76 of the MS discussed in Pritchard, pp. 69-70.

Facsimile of p. 56 in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile XVIII, after p. xxiv.

British Library, Add. MS 78357.

[Verses]

EvJ 7

Autograph copy of a poem headed ‘A Pleasant Ballad: How Mop went into France to be a Nunn’, on a single folio leaf. c.1680s.

In: A collection of verse and other literary material, compiled and partly written or copied by Evelyn, 55 leaves.

Volume CXCII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 325.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 32r.

*EvJ 8

Autograph copy of a poem headed ‘How Mop From France is lately come’ (beginning ‘Mop's arriv'd on English ground’), on a single quarto leaf, endorsed ‘Ballad on Mrs Mary Tuke’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 326.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 33r.

EvJ 9

Autograph Latin verses, one on the New Year of 1695/6, including notes in English on the circumstances of composition, on a single quarto leaf, endorsed ‘In Extempore’. c.1690s.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 557.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 10

Autograph copy of verses. Autograph copy of verses on the entertainment given 30 May 1667 by the Royal Society for the Duchess of Newcastle, headed ‘Ballad. To ye Tune of I'le tell the Dick &c.’ and beginning ‘I'le tell the Jo: where I have been’, on two folio leaves, sent to Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701). See also EvJ 6. c.June 1667.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/450/102.

Prose

Works Published in Evelyn's Lifetime

An Account of Bread

See EvJ 18-20.

A Character of England

First published in London, 1659. Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 141-67. Keynes, pp. 59-67.

EvJ 11

Copy, in a large rounded juvenile hand, possibly a member of the Evelyn family, 89 octavo pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, with metal clasps. Late 17th century.

John Evelyn's motto, Meliora Retinete, on a flyleaf.

Harvard, MS Eng 992.8.

Discourse of Earth

See EvJ 21-23.

Fumifugium

First published in London, 1661.

EvJ 11.5

Extracts and notes.

In: A memorandum book. c.1671-89.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, [unnumbered], [unspecified page numbers].

Instructions concerning Erecting of a Library

First published (trans. from Gabriel Naudé) in London, 1661. Keynes, pp. 103-8.

*EvJ 12

Exemplum of the first printed edition, with Evelyn's autograph signature, motto, lengthy letter to Dr Godolphin, Provost of Eton and Dean of St Pauls, and nearly a hundred autograph corrections and alterations. c.1689.

The letter first published in Miscellaneous Writings (1825), p. xii. Edited in the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, K.T., ‘Gabriel Naudé and John Evelyn: with some notes on the Mazarinades’, The Library, 4th Ser. 12 (1932), 382-408, where this volume is described with facsimile examples on pp. 393 and 395. Recorded in Keynes, p. 107.

The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, [no shelfmark].

Lucretius

See EvJ 1-4.

Narrative of the Encounter between the French and Spanish Ambassadors at the Landing of the Swedish Ambassador

First published [? 1661]: no exemplum known. Biographia Britannica, 2nd edition (London, 1793), V, 613-14. An abbreviated version published in Sir Richard Baker, Chronicle of the Kings of England, ed. Edward Phillips, 4th edition (London, 1665), pp. 799-800. Bray, II, part i, pp. 349-55. Keynes, pp. 99-101.

*EvJ 13

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘A faithfull and impartial Narrative of wt pass'd at the Landing of the Swedish Ambassr’, endorsed ‘The Contest [of] the French & Span[ish] Embassrs: on Towre hill for Praecedency: note: That Copys of this were dispatchd to the Ld: Ambassr: in France…Another was written to be laydup & kept in ye paper Office at White-hall’, on four folio pages, imperfect.

In: Miscellaneous papers relating to public affairs, 79 + vi leaves.

Volume CCXXVI of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 319. Edited from this MS in Bray. Recorded in Keynes, p. 100, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78393, ff. 10r-11r.

*EvJ 14

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘A faithfull and impartial Narrative of what pass'd at the Landing of the Swedish Ambassr:’, on two folio leaves. [October 1661]

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 100.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/43/12.

Naudé's Instructions

See EvJ 12.

Navigation and Commerce

First published in London, 1674. Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 625-86.

Numismata, a Discourse of Medals

First published in London, 1697. Keynes, pp. 229-34.

*EvJ 15

Autograph draft, partly deleted, headed ‘Numismae: JE: Foule Copy’, 120 numbered pages plus 12 unnumbered leaves, some pages lacking.

In: Two autograph papers by Evelyn, ii + 76 leaves.

Volume CLXXXXIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 63.

British Library, Add. MS 78350, ff. 1r-73r.

EvJ 15.5

A summary of the work, in a neat italic hand, as ‘By J. Evelin Esqr F.R.S. in fol.’, on five quarto pages. c.1700.

In: A folio composite volume of papers, chiefly ‘Accounts of Books’, in various hands and paper sizes, 78 items, unfoliated, in modern boards. Late 17th century.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers XXII (1) , item 45.

EvJ 16

Corrected proof; imperfect.

Later owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector. Sotheby's, 16 June 1846 (Upcott sale), lot 555, to Thomas Rodd.

Untraced, [Evelyn proof].

*EvJ 17

Autograph draft of the dedicatory epistle in Latin to Charles, Lord Spencer, and Francis Godolphin, on a single quarto leaf. 1 October 1697. 1697.

In: the MS described under EvJ 15.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 538.

British Library, Add. MS 78350, f. 62r.

Panificium, or The several manners of making Bread in France &c:

First published in John Houghton, A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry & Trade (London, 1681), No. 12, pp. 127-36 (dated 16 January 1682/3). Keynes, pp. 261-2.

*EvJ 18

Autograph, on five pages of three folio leaves, signed and dated by Evelyn ‘15 Feb: 1664[/5]’, sent to the Royal Society, inscribed ‘By Mr Evelyn: read Mar: 1: [16]64[/5] Entd. R B. 3. 72’. 1664/5.

In: A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 68 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

This MS recorded in de Beer, III, 401, n. 8.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers III (1), item 19.

EvJ 19

Copy, as by ‘Mr. Evelyn’.

In: A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1663-68, largely in one professional italic hand, 311 pages (plus blanks), with a later tipped-in eight-page ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller. 1687’ and a ten-page index at the end in other hands, in old reversed calf. 1665-87.

Royal Society, London, Register Book 3, pp. 72-8.

EvJ 20

Copy of EvJ 19, as by ‘Mr. Evelyn’.

In: A folio duplicate of Register Books 2 and 3 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1662-67, in a single professional hand, 353 pages, with an eight-page-page index at the beginning and a twelve-page table of contents at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

Royal Society, London, Register Book Copy 2, pp. 201-7.

A Philosophical Discourse of Earth

First published in London, 1676. Keynes, pp. 207-13.

*EvJ 21

Exemplum of the first printed edition with copious autograph notes for a projected new edition (viz. the second edition of 1678), imperfect.

This volume bought at Christie's, 13 July 1978, lot 1701.

British Library, Eve a 24.

EvJ 22

Copy, ‘As it was presented to the R. Society 29. April 1675 By John Evelyn Esquire Fellow of the same’, subscribed ‘Read to ye Society 29 April & 13 May 1675’.

In: A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1675-80, largely in one professional hand, 226 pages (plus numerous blanks), with an initial twelve-page index in another hand and, at the end, a nine-page later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘Ric: Waller: 1687/8’, in old reversed calf. 1675-88.

Royal Society, London, Register Book 5, pp. 1-52.

EvJ 23

Copy of EvJ 22, ‘As it was Presented to the R: Society 29. April 1675 By John Evelyn Esqr Fellow of the same’, subscribed ‘Read to the Society 29 Aprill & 13. May 1675’.

In: A folio duplicate of Register Books 4 and 5 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1674-76, in a single professional hand, 359 pages, with a two-page table of contents at the beginning and a four-page index at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

Royal Society, London, Register Book Copy 4, pp. 130-205.

Sculptura, or the History and Art of Chalcography and Engraving in Copper

First published in London, 1662. Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 243-336.

See EvJ 52 and EvJ 55.

The Sembrador, or a new Invention for the more equall sowing of Wheate and other Grains

First published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 5, No. 60 (20 June 1670), 1055-7. The letter to Brouncker is edited in Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 621-2. Keynes, p. 260.

*EvJ 24

A partly autograph copy of a tract, with a pen-and-ink drawing and engraving, ‘Translated out of Spanish [of Don Joseph Lucatela, 1668] and Improued & Comunicated by the Royal Society’, with a title-page, a letter signed to the Viscount Brouncker, President of the Royal Society and a six-line advertisement at the end all in Evelyn's hand, the rest in the cursive hand of an amanuensis, on 27 folio leaves, rectos only, the letter dated from ‘Sayes Court 23: Feb: [16]69-70’, sent to the Royal Society and docketed ‘read Mar: 3: [16]69-70. / trans: 60’. 1669/70.

In: A folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands, seventeen items, unfoliated, in contemporary vellum boards with traces of ties.

Royal Society, London, Extra MS Vol. 1 (MS 366), MS 366/1/3.

Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees

First published in London, 1663.

See also EvJ 135.

EvJ 24.5

Extracts, inscribed ‘Mr Evelyn's Sylva’.

In: A folio miscellany of extracts, in a single cursive hand, 351 leaves, in modern half brown morocco on marbled boards. c.1685-1700s.

Sotheby's, 13 July 1855, lot 1364.

British Library, Add. MS 21107, ff. 174r-5v.

Tyrannus or The Mode: in a Discourse of Sumptuary Lawes

First published in London, 1661. Bray, II, part i, pp. 321-32. Keynes, pp. 109-13.

*EvJ 25

Exemplum of the first printed edition, with autograph corrections.and alterations for a projected second edition. c.1661.

Later owned by James Bindley, FSA (1737-1818), book collector.

This volume reproduced in facsimile, ed. J.L. Nevinson (Blackwell's, for the Luttrell Society, 1951). Facsimile of title-page in Keynes, p. 113. The MS corrections are edited in Bray (1818), II, 320-32.

Bodleian, Mason A. A. 393.

Miscellaneous Remains

Academical Exercises

*EvJ 26

A quarto notebook relating to natural philosophy, c.100 pages, in contemporary limp vellum with remains of leather ties, the front cover lettered by Evelyn ‘Academic Exercises’. Vol LXII of the Evelyn Papers. c.1623-8.

Evans (i.e. Sotheby's), 22 June 1846 (William Upcott sale), lot 59. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 10.

British Library, Add. MS 78229.

Adversaria and Commonplace Books

See also EvJ 170.

*EvJ 27

Autograph commonplace book, containing a series of observations in Latin and English on a wide variety of subjects, 815 numbered quarto pages (including many blanks), in moder buckram. c.1680s-1703.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 36.

British Library, Add. MS 78332.

*EvJ 28

A folio autograph commonplace book containing notes and memoranda, headed ‘A Booke of Promiscuous Notes, & Observations concerning Husbandry, Butlery &c:’, 290 pages (including blanks). c.1650s-70s.

Volume CLXXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 44.

British Library, Add. MS 78341.

*EvJ 29

Partly autograph folio commonplace book containing notes and collections, headed ‘Trades: Seacrets & Receipts, Mechanical as they came casually to hand’, 605 pages (including many blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Volume CLXXII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 65.

‘In a letter to Mr. Boyle 8 Aug. 1659, [Evelyn] says he had intended to write a History of Trades, but had given it up from the great difficulty he found in the attempt’ (Bray, II, part I, p. 103).

British Library, Add. MS 78339.

EvJ 30

An oblong octavo commonplace book containing extracts from Quintilian, Seneca and other authors, partly in the hand of John Evelyn the younger, iv + 187 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. 1701/2.

Volume LXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 95.

British Library, Add. MS 78230.

EvJ 31

Autograph commonplace book containing ‘Adversaria Historical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanicall &c. promiscuously set downe as they Occur in Reading, or Casual Discourse’, on 36 pages in a large folio volume otherwise blank, damaged by damp, in contemporary vellum, originally together with a detached quarto gathering of collections possibly from EvJ 76. c.1680s-1703.

Volume CLXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, MS 173.

British Library, Add. MS 78333.

EvJ 32

An autograph commonplace book, 80 octavo pages (the majority blank), in contemporary calf gilt. Containing miscellaneous anecdotes, proverbs, maxims, extracts in English and Latin, and other notes, headed ‘1650 Vade Mecum’. c.1650.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘B. J. Ashley’ (or ‘Astley’?). Sotheby's, 10 November 1964, lot 456.

Harvard, MS Eng 992.7.

Answer to several Enquiries made by Mr Pepys touching Navigation

EvJ 33

Autograph, on eight folio pages, together with Pepys's ‘Enquiries’, dated 7 July 1680. 1680.

Later owned by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Morrison sale), lot 2820, to G. D. Smith.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Navigation MS].

Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

*EvJ 34

Autograph ‘Note of the Books, Prints, Letters, Mapps, Papers of state & particulars, Lent to Mr. Sam: Pepys, Late Secretary to ye Admiralty to be all returned me againe’, on a single folio leaf; 5 December 1681. 1681.

In: A folio composite volume of Evelyn family correspondence, in various hands, c.156 leaves.

British Library, Add. MS 15948, f. 156r.

*EvJ 35

Autograph lists of books and manuscripts belonging to and written by Evelyn.

In: Composite volume of papers by and associated with Evelyn collected by William Upcott.

This volume lot 586 in the Upcott sale on 24 June 1846.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 76r-80v.

*EvJ 36

Autograph MS of a ‘Method for a Library According to the Intellectual Powers’, on a single folio leaf (f. 1), with an incomplete catalogue of ‘Libri Theologici’ and an index of books, 32 folio leaves. c.1686.

Volume CCCCLXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 19, 20 and 259.

British Library, Add. MS 78631.

*EvJ 37

Library catalogue, partly autograph, with a ‘Method for a Librarie According to the intellectual powers’ on f. 1r-v, viii + 139 folio leaves. c.1687.

Volume CCCCLXV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 20a.

This MS bought at the Upcott sale on 22 June 1846 (either lot 60 or lot 61).

Edited in part in Keynes, pp. 297-303. Discussed pp. 13-17, with facsimiles of pp. 1-2 as plates 3 and 4, between pp. 16 and 17.

British Library, Add. MS 78632.

*EvJ 38

Unfinished autograph library catalogue, inscribed on the paper cover ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Londinii’, comprising a quarto pamphlet of nine leaves with ruled columns and a few headings, the first page with comments (‘The first Catalogue is Alphabetical. The Second of the Subjects & Falcutys’). c.1690s.

Volume CCCCLXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 30.

British Library, Add. MS 78633.

EvJ 39

The title-page only of Evelyn's quarto library catalogue of 1653. The title-page only of Evelyn's quarto library catalogue of 1653, viz. Bibliothecae Euelyni Catalogvs, in the hand of Richard Hoare, mounted at the front of an 18th-century book of accounts.

Volume CCCCLXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 185.

This title-page reproduced in facsimile in Keynes, 1st edition (1937), Plate 3, after p. 14. NB. Keynes also reproduces in this plate, as if part of the same catalogue, a page of a totally unrelated library catalogue (Evelyn MS 27, f. 83), which is a quarto ‘Catalogus Materialis’ of c.1706.

British Library, Add. MS 78630.

*EvJ 40

Autograph list of letters and papers in a closet at Wotton, on a single quarto leaf. c.1702-5.

In: Miscellaneous papers relating to books, MSS and coins collected by Evelyn and his descendants.

Volume CCCCLXXII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 310.

British Library, Add. MS 78639, No. 11.

*EvJ 41

Autograph list of books and manuscripts left at Wotton, on a single scrap of paper, 21 November 1702. 1702.

In: the MS described under EvJ 40.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 311.

British Library, Add. MS 78639, No. 12.

*EvJ 42

Autograph list of ‘Things I would write out faire and reforme if I had Leasure’, on a single quarto lea, with other related papers. c.1690s.

In: the MS described under EvJ 40.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 330. Edited from this MS in Bray, II, part I, p. 104, and in Wheatley (1893), pp. 87-8.

British Library, Add. MS 78639, No. 10.

EvJ 43

Autograph lists, headed ‘Wanting of my L. Clarendons’, and ‘Those which I already have are’, on a single quarto leaf.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 489.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

EvJ 44

Autograph list of books on a small scrap of paper.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 527.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

EvJ 45

Autograph list of papers on a single slip of paper.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 539.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 46

Autograph plan of a ‘Designe for a Library’ for the Royal Society, ‘given in 22d May Sr: R: Murray Praesident’.

In: A folio volume of notes and papers by Evelyn, 136 leaves. Volume CLXXVII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 541.

British Library, Add. MS 78344, f. 115r.

*EvJ 47

Autograph ‘Catalogue of Bookes papers Rolls &c: of my sune Left at London: 1692’, on ten quarto pages and slips of paper. 1692.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 576.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 48

Autograph list of writings on a fragmentary slip of paper.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 577.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 49

Autograph list of books and papers written by Mary Evelyn, the diarist's daughter, compiled by him after her death, on a slip of paper, among other MSS. 1685.

In: Composite volume of correspondence and papers of Mary Evelyn (1665-85), eldest daughter of John Evelyn.

Volume CCLXXIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 580.

British Library, Add. MS 78440, item 9.

EvJ 50

Autograph list of historical and geographical works at Wotton, on a slip of paper.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 601.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 51

Autograph list of books, endorsed ‘Libri desiderati’, on two quarto pages.

Formerly Christ Church, Evelyn MS 603.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 52

Autograph list or conspectus of subject categories of books, headed ‘The History of Arts Illiberall and Mechanick’, signed and dated by Evelyn, on, on all four pages of two folio leaves sent to the Royal Society. 16 January 1660/1.

In: the MS described under EvJ 18.

This MS (which is related to Sculptura (1662)) recorded in W.R.B. Prideaux, ‘John Evelyn's “Designe for a Library”’, The Antiquary, NS 48 (1912), 127-9, and in Keynes, p. 116.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers III (1), item 1.

*EvJ 53

Autograph, headed ‘Designe for a Lybrary’, being a list of book categories, signed and dated by Evelyn, on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘For Sr: Robert Murrey’ [i.e. Sir Robert Moray (1608/9?-73), army officer and politician, a founder member of the Royal Society], sent to the Royal Society. 22 May 1661.

In: A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 76 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards.

This MS discussed, with a facsimile, in W.R.B. Prideaux, ‘John Evelyn's “Designe for a Library”’, The Antiquary, NS 48 (1912), 127-9. Recorded in Keynes, 18-19.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers XVII, item 1.

*EvJ 54

Evelyn's autograph markings and an eight-line note at the end of the ‘Index titulorum’ explaining their significance with regard to library classification, in his printed exemplum of Gabriel Naudé's Bibliothecae Cordesianae catalogus (Paris, 1643). c.1651.

Christie's, 15 March 1978, lot 1066 (with a facsimile of the main annotation in the sale catalogue), to Quaritch.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Naudé volume].

Coelum Sanitatis

Probably an English version translated from an anonymous French work of chemistry. Unpublished.

See EvJ 161.

The Construction of ye Rowling Press, & Manner how to worke off ye Plates

EvJ 55

Copy of five chapters, in the cursive hand of an amanuensis, headed ‘Booke: II’ [of Sculptura], as ‘By Mr: Evelyn’, on fifteen folio pages, foliated 33r-39r, sent to the Royal Society and inscribed in the margin ‘Read May 14. [16]62’. 1662.

In: the MS described under EvJ 18.

This MS edited as Part II of Sculptura, ed. C.F. Bell (Oxford, 1906). Recorded in Keynes, pp. 117, 260-1.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers III (1), item 2.

EvJ 56

Copy in: A folio transcript of the Royal Society Register Book, 520 leaves. After 1661.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), in Bell and in Keynes.

British Library, Sloane MS 243, ff. 127v-41v.

Directors for improving a short visit to Paris, 1669

*EvJ 57

Autograph notes, originally enclosed in a letter to Pepys, 21 August 1669. 1669.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2237.

Directions for the Gardiner at Says-Court: But which may be of Vse for other Gardens

*EvJ 58

Autograph, together with some unrelated preliminary material and with some later additions by Sir John Evelyn, Bt, 106 quarto pages (plus blanks), in vellum, lettered on the spine ‘Qe Dutch./’. 1687[-early 18th century].

Volume CLXXXII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 136.

Edited from this MS by Geoffrey Keynes (London, 1932). Recorded in Keynes (1968), p. 254.

British Library, Add. MS 78349.

Domestic Accounts, Inventories, Instructions, and Estate Papers

*EvJ 59

Autograph, headed ‘A Note of Writings & Original Papers & matters of state, Accompts, Letters, Petititons, Grants &c. Relating to Sr: Rd. Browne Mr: Evelyn &c. Concerning ther Title to the pastures & other estate of Saye-Court’, on both sides of a folio leaf.

In: A folio composite volume of correspondence of John Evelyn and Sir Richard Brown (d.12 February 1682/3), 246 leaves, in 19th-century half morocco marbled boards.

Later in the possession of William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, and with his index (ff. 1r-4r). Upcott sale (22 June 1846), lot 27.

British Library, Add. MS 15858, f. 241r-v.

*EvJ 60

Autograph inventory of pictures, furniture, etc. at Wotton, 1702, iii + 9 large folio leaves, in calf. 1702.

Volume CCXXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 53.

British Library, Add. MS 78403.

*EvJ 61

Autograph ledger, recording accounts, abstracts of leases, etc. relating to Sayes Court, Deptford, 25 large folio leaves, in contemporary vellum. 1682-1704.

Volume CCCCLI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 62.

British Library, Add. MS 78618.

*EvJ 62

Autograph ledger, recording Evelyn's personal accounts from January ‘1673’ to December 1681, i + 22 quarto leaves. 1673-81.

Volume CCXXXIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 64.

British Library, Add. MS 78406.

*EvJ 63

Inventory of ‘Pictures and other=Houshold-stuff Left at Says-Court 1696’ and a 27-page list of books, partly autograph, partly in another hand, on 66 octavo pages in all, badly damaged. c.1696-1701.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 579.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 64

Autograph list of papers concerning Sir Richard Browne's estate. 1679.

Formerly part of Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 579.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 65

A small autograph pocket notebook (c.11.5 x 6 cm.), headed ‘A Particular of My Estate in Svrrey & mid Svssex. 1703’, 88 pages (including blanks), in panelled calf. Containing particulars of Evelyn's estates in Surrey, Sussex and Kent, ‘Things left in my Closet in Dover-streete. May 1703’, ‘Abstract of my last Acc[om]pt. as Tress[ure]r of Gr[eenwich]: Hospital’ and other personal accounts and memoranda. 1681-1704.

Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Alfred Morrison sale), lot 2823, to Maggs. John Evelyn Collection of Carelton R. Richmond.

Facsimile examples of this MS in Maggs's sale catalogue No. 449 (1924), item 173, plate XL, and in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 4 March 1937 (Moss sale), lot 686.

Harvard, MS Eng 992.2.

*EvJ 65.5

Autograph instructions for housekeeping, copied down by Evelyn from his wife's dictation for the use of Margaret Godolphin, on three folio pages. c.1676.

Christie's, South Kensington, 8 June 2004, lot 147, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

Untraced, [Evelyn Instructions MS].

The Dutch War

Evelyn's history of the Dutch War was begun at the instigation of Charles II in 1670 but remained unfinished and unpublished: see Keynes, pp. 202-4. See also related letters in Bray, II, part i, pp. 87-100.

*EvJ 66

Autograph drawing and caption, headed ‘A Scheme of the Posture of the Dutch Fleete and action at Shere-nesse and Chatham, 10th, 11th, and 12th of June, 1667.’

In: A folio composite volume of naval papers collected by Samuel Pepys, 290 leaves. Inscribed by him ‘Mixt papers put up in my parchment covers in and about the time of the first Dutch war (1665, 66, 67, 680, design'd for the most part for a collection, as I remember, towards the history thereof’.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 88; engraving by Sidney Hall from this MS reproduced in Pepys's Diary, ed. Mynors Bright (1825), IV, facing p. 363.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. A. 195, f. 78r.

*EvJ 67

Autograph accounts book, including (f. 44r) ‘A Catalogue of such Papers & Loose Notes as any may Concerne the Affaire of this first dutch Warr, as ty'd vp & Numberd in the Packetts & Bundles Marked D:E’ and (f. 47r) ‘the Accompt of the Charg &c: of the Quarters, Cares, & sallaries of Sick & Wounded Sea-men: prisoners at warr, & officers: relating to the 2d. Dutch-Warr begun: 18: Mar: 1671/2 to 1: Jan: 1675/6’, 114 folio leaves (the majority blank), in contemporary vellum. c.1676.

Volume CCXXXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 42.

British Library, Add. MS 78400.

*EvJ 68

Autograph notes and drafts. Autograph notes and drafts for the period 1664-7, for Evelyn's ‘Third Booke’ on the Dutch War, headed ‘Progresse of ye Dutch-War’, ff. ii + 66 quarto leaves. [before 1674].

Volume CCXXXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 134.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 202.

British Library, Add. MS 78401.

*EvJ 69

Copy of ‘An Impartial Narrative of The Victory obtained by the States General of the United Provinces over the Potent fleet of the King of England in a fight during four days, beginning June 11th 1666’, in a professional hand, with Evelyn's autograph note ‘So 'tis called by N. Wilson, ye Author of the Dutch Book of Naval Architecture…’, on eleven folio pages, endorsed ‘Mr Oldenburgs[?]’, being part of Evelyn's collections on the Dutch War.

In: the MS described under EvJ 13.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 300.

British Library, Add. MS 78393, ff. 21r-6v.

*EvJ 70

Autograph draft report on possible sources of fuel along the Thames during the Durch was, incomplete, the first page only. c.1667.

In: the MS described under EvJ 13.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 517.

British Library, Add. MS 78393, ff. 18r-20r.

*EvJ 71

Collections, partly autograph, partly in other hands, including a ‘Catalogue of Books & papers in order to ye Hist: of the Dutch warr, brought wth me vp to Lond: 16 ffeb: 1672/3’, on 31 pages, chiefly folio c.1673.

In: the MS described under EvJ 13.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 545.

British Library, Add. MS 78393, ff. 27r-43r.

*EvJ 72

Autograph drawing and caption, endorsed ‘A Scheme of the Action at Chatham when the dutch burnt our Shipps: as it was taken by me on the place: 1667’, signed and dated 29 June 1667, on two quarto leaves. 1667.

Once enclosed with a letter of 6 December 1681 to Samuel Pepys. Mentioned in Evelyn's list of books and MSS lent to Pepys in 1681 (EvJ 34).

This MS discussed in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 1209, with a facsimile on the facing page, Plate LVI.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer MS 35B.

*EvJ 73

Autograph notes on seven folio leaves. Autograph notes on seven folio leaves, headed ‘Praemissis Praemittendis. The Chiefe Heads or Titles, which I propose to my Selfe, in the Contexture of the History of the Late Warr wth Holland, &c, humbly submitted to his Maties: Animadversions’, enclosed in a letter of 28 January 1670/1 to Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701).

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/287/1331.

Elysium Britannicum

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

*EvJ 73.5

A folio volume of largely autograph notes by Evelyn intended for incorporation in the Elysium Britannicum, some perhaps for a new edition of the Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and also some for Evelyn's translation of De La Quintinye's Compleat Gard'ner (1693). 135 leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under EvJ 46.

British Library, Add. MS 78344, The MS as a whole.

*EvJ 74

Autograph collections and notes, together with a printed prospectus.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

The prospectus printed in Bray, II, part i, pp. 107-9.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 142r-74r.

*EvJ 75

A folio composite volume of notes and collections for the Elysium Britannicum, largely autograph, 163 leaves, imperfect. c.1660s-80s.

Volume CLXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 38.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87.

British Library, Add. MS 78343.

*EvJ 76

A largely autograph folio volume of collections and drafts for the Elysium Britannicum, with some additions by others, c.342 pages, including pasted-in and loose slips and a printed prospectus. Begun c.1650.

Volume CLXXV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 45.

Edited from this MS in Ingram. Extracts edited as John Evelyn's Manuscript on Bees from Elysium Britannicum, ed. D. A. Smith (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, 1966), with facsimile examples. Discussed in Bee World, 46 (1965), 117-31. Recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87; in Hiscock (1955), p. 243 (with a facsimile example after p. 32), and in Keynes, p. 236. Facsimile examples in Mark Laird, ‘Sayes Court Revisited’, in John Evelyn and his Milieu, ed. Frances Harris and Michael Hunter (London, 2003), pp. 115-44.

British Library, Add. MS 78342.

*EvJ 77

Autograph note marked for addition to page 6 of Elysium Britannicum, on a single quarto leaf. 1667.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 532.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 78

Autograph note, headed ‘A Catalogue for Tryals’, on both sides of a quarto leaf. Partly laid-down on the flyleaf of a printed exemplum of Volume I of Memoirs illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, ed. William Bray (2nd edition, London, 1819), with a note in William Upcott's hand, dated 22 May 1840, stating that that the leaf had belonged to Elysium Britannicum. Late 17th century.

Dawson's sale catalogue No. 208 (1960s), item 80.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 236.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, *fPR3433 E5Z7 1819 v. 1 C. 2.

*EvJ 79

Autograph and annotated architectural drawings (including winding stairs, stair balusters, a shop and sections of a dome), on four leaves. Mounted in an album by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, with his note stating that these drawings were done for Elysium Britannicum, together with material relating to the first edition of Evelyn's Memoirs (1818). Mid-17th century?

Sotheby's, 30 June 1964, lot 464, to A.G. Thomas.

Untraced, [Evelyn's drawings (1)].

Epitaphs and Funeral Inscriptions

*EvJ 80

Draft of a prose epitaph for the proposed monument of Evelyn's father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne (d.12 February 1682/3) at Deptford Church, with a drawing of it and a list of Browne's children.

In: the MS described under EvJ 59.

British Library, Add. MS 15858, ff. 244r-6r.

*EvJ 81

Copy in: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 324.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 42r.

*EvJ 82

Copy in: the MS described under EvJ 7.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 34r.

*EvJ 83

Autograph Latin inscription, endorsed ‘Inscription L: Clarendon’, on a single octavo leaf. c.1660s.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 470.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 21r.

*EvJ 84

Autograph design for a funeral inscription for Dr John Beale (1603-83), on a single octavo leaf 1683.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 471.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 35r.

EvJ 85

Autograph funeral inscription to Lord de Wit, on a single quarto leaf. 1683.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 472.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper

*EvJ 86

Autograph, headed ‘Marble Paper, by Mr Evelyn’, signed and dated by him ‘In January 1661’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Sr: Rob: Murrey Præs:’ [i.e. Sir Robert Moray (1608/9?-73), army officer and politician, a founder member of the Royal Society], sent to the Royal Society and inscribed ‘Read Jan: 8. 61[/2] / Entd R B. 1. 137.’ 1661/2.

In: the MS described under EvJ 18.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers III (1), item 4.

EvJ 87

Copy, inscribed ‘Brought in by Mr Evelyn’.

In: A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1661-2, largely in two professional hands, with (pp. 217-21) a later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller: 1687’, 221 pages (plus blanks), in old reversed calf (rebacked). 1661-87.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87, and in Keynes, pp. 260-1.

Royal Society, London, Register Book 1, pp. 137-40.

EvJ 88

Copy of EvJ 87, as ‘by Mr Evelin’.

In: A folio duplicate of Register Books 1 and 2 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1660-62, in a single professional hand, 343 pages plus a six-page ‘Catalogue’ of contents at the beginning and an eleven-page index at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

Royal Society, London, Register Book Copy 1, pp. 141-4.

EvJ 88.5

Copy of EvJ 87, subscribed ‘Brought in by Mr. Evelyn’.

In: A folio copy of Register Books 1 and 2 (incomplete) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1661-63, in a single professional hand, 536 pages, with a two-page table of contents at the beginning, in old reversed calf. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Inscribed inside the front cover as having been given by G. S. Heales of Doctors' Commons to Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (1743-1820), naturalist, President of the Royal Society, on 31 May 1814.

Royal Society, London, MS 776, pp. 127-30.

EvJ 89

Copy in: the MS described under EvJ 56. After 1661.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87, and in Keynes, pp. 260-1.

British Library, Sloane MS 243, ff. 96r-8r.

EvJ 90

Copy in the hand of Michael Weeks.

In: Transcript of part of the Royal Society Register book in the hand of Michael Weeks, Clerk of the Royal Society.

Among the papers of Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701).

National Archives, Kew, SP 9/7/27, pp. 212-17.

An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

*EvJ 91

Autograph draft, with deletions, on all four pages of two folio leaves, incomplete, dated ‘11: March: 1660[/1]’, sent to the Royal Society, inscribed ‘Read Mar: 13: [16]60[/1]’. 1660/1.

In: A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 61 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers VII (1), item 1.

EvJ 92

Copy, in a neat cursive hand, as ‘by Mr Evelyn’, incomplete, on nine pages of five folio leaves. c.1661.

In: the MS described under EvJ 91.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers VII (1), item 5.

EvJ 93

Copy, as ‘by Mr: Evelyn’ and ‘Enter'd June ye 29 1661. From Mr Evelin & Mr. Croone’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 87. 1661-87.

Royal Society, London, Register Book 1, pp. 36-48.

EvJ 94

Copy of EvJ 93, as ‘By Mr. Evelyn’, subscribed ‘Entred June the 29th. 1661 From Mr Evelin and Mr. Croon’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 88. Early-mid-18th century.

Royal Society, London, Register Book Copy 1, pp. 43-56.

*EvJ 94.5

A large drawing of Tenerife in an unidentified hand and Evelyn's copy of it, in ink and coloured wash, with his initialled inscription ‘Orotava in Tenerif Insula Canar:’, and with an unrelated engraving. c.1660s.

Volume CCLX of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78427.

EvJ 94.8

Copy of EvJ 93, as ‘By Mr Evelyn’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 88.5. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Royal Society, London, MS 776, pp. 37-48.

EvJ 95

Copy, in the hand of Michael Weeks.

In: Transcript of part of the Royal Society Register Book 1, in the hand of Michael Weeks, Clerk of the Royal Society.

Among the papers of Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701).

National Archives, Kew, SP 9/7/11, pp. 65-86.

Fishery (I)

*EvJ 96

Autograph paper, headed ‘A succinct but full deduction of his Majesties indubitable Title to the Dominion and Sovereignty of the British Seas, and consequently the Fishery and Duties appendant thereunto’, incomplete, on fourteen folio pages, preceded by a memorandum about the work's suppression by the King ‘just as it was carrying to the presse’, sent by Evelyn to Samuel Pepys, January 1673/4. 1674.

In: Correspondence by Evelyn addressed to Samuel Pepys. January 1673/4.

This paper partly incorporated in Evelyn's Navigation and Commerce (London, 1674). Recorded in HMC, 70, Pepys (1911), p. 267. Listed as item 7 (‘A discourse concerning the Fishery’) in Evelyn's note of books and MSS lent to Pepys in 1681 (EvJ 34).

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2504, item 673.

Fishery (II)

*EvJ 97

Autograph paper, headed ‘A letter written to a Friend concerning the Interest of his Majestye and the nation in the Fishery and Duties appendant to it...’, on 21 folio pages, sent to Samuel Pepys and docketed by him on the title-page ‘Fishery. Mr Evelyn's second paper concerning the Fishery, 1673’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 96. January 1673/4.

Recorded in HMC, 70, Pepys (911), p. 267. Listed as item 8 (‘A discourse concerning ye duty of the Flag’) in Evelyn's note of books and MSS lent to Pepys in 1681 (EvJ 34).

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2504, item 649.

For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

*EvJ 98

Autograph note, on one side of a single quarto leaf, subscribed by Evelyn ‘Given in [to the Royal Society] by Mr: Evelyn 10: Sepr: 1662’. 1662.

In: A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 74 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers XV, item 3.

EvJ 98.5

Copy, in a cursive scribal hand, as ‘brought in by Mr Evelyn 10. Sept. 1662’, on an oblong octavo-size slip of papers. c.1662.

In: the MS described under EvJ 98.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers XV, item 3a.

EvJ 99

Copy, as ‘Given in by Mr. Evelyn. 10 Sept. 1662’.

In: A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1662-63, largely (but for pp. [8-12]) in one professional hand, with (p. [7]) a later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller 1687’, 232 pages (plus blanks) plus a twelve-page index at the end in other hands, in old reversed calf. 1662-87.

Royal Society, London, Register Book 2, p. 34.

EvJ 100

Copy of EvJ 99, subscribed ‘Given in by Mr. Evelyn 10th. Sept. 1662’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 88. Early-mid-18th century.

Royal Society, London, Register Book Copy 1, ff. 251-2.

EvJ 100.5

Copy of EvJ 99, as ‘An Account received by Mr: Evelyn from a friend of his’.

In: the MS described under EvJ 88.5. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Royal Society, London, MS 776, p. 229.

Grammar

*EvJ 101

Autograph Latin notes, headed ‘Brevissimae Graecae Grammatices Institutiones’, on seven quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 81r-7v.

*EvJ 102

Autograph draft of ‘A Compendium of the Pronunciation of the ffrench toung’, on six quarto leaves. Notes on French vocabulary also occur on ff. 31, 59, 69 among historical notes chiefly written by John Evelyn Jr.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 88r-93v.

*EvJ 103

Autograph drafts of ‘The English Grammer’ and ‘The Latine Grammar’, on 12 quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 94r-105r.

*EvJ 104

A ggrammatical vademecum or manual reference book compiled from various authors in the hand of Richard Hoare, with Evelyn's autograph note at the beginning stating that ‘This Compendium ... is in many places false written & full of Errore’; imperfect, 218 octavo pages (plus blanks), in contemporary morocco gilt. c.1649-51.

Volume CLX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 91.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 22.

British Library, Add. MS 78327.

*EvJ 105

Autograph draft, headed ‘Gramatica. A General or praeliminary Grammar’, on twenty quarto pages; imperfect.

In: A composite volume of miscellaneous papers collected by Evelyn, 432 leaves in all.

Volume CLXXXIV of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 536.

British Library, Add. MS 78351, ff. 1r-32r.

*EvJ 106

Autograph compendium of French pronunciation, headed ‘Compendium pronuntiaos Gallicae’, on four quarto leaves. 1643.

In: the MS described under EvJ 105.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 537

British Library, Add. MS 78351, ff. 68r-71r.

History

*EvJ 107

Autograph notes on 16th- and 17th-century European history, ii + 31 leaves. c.1670s-80s.

Volume CCLXXX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 57.

British Library, Add. MS 78447.

*EvJ 108

Autograph notes on headings for a historical discourse on two folio leaves.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 492.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 109

Autograph historical notes on a single folio leaf.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 559.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 110

Autograph historical notes on the Leagues of the Grisons on a single quarto leaf. c.May 1646?

Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Alfred Morrison sale), lot 2821, to Edwards.

Yale, Osb MSS File 5095.

The Historie of Staves

*EvJ 111

Autograph draft of the beginning, partly in Latin. c.late 1660s.

In: the MS described under EvJ 46.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 546 and 547.

British Library, Add. MS 78344, ff. 129r-35r.

EvJ 112

Autograph of a Latin version (‘...De Vaculis’), on three folio pages, unfinished. Late 17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 547.

This MS recorded in Bray, UU, part i, p. 103.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

History of the Dutch War

See EvJ 66-73.

[History of Trades]

See EvJ 29.

Instructions Oeconomique

*EvJ 113

Illuminated copy in the calligraphic hand of Richard Hoare, with Evelyn's autograph inscription and motto, ii + 84 quarto leaves, damaged by damp, in contemporary morocco gilt. 1648-9.

Volume CCLXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Later bookplate of Theodore H. Broadhead. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 143.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), pp. 6-7, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78430.

Kalendarium Hortense

First published in London, 1664.

EvJ 113.5

Extracts.

In: A MS of extracts, on 38 folio leaves. Late 17th century.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/109/91, unnumbered [i].

The Legend of the Pearle

See EvJ 211.

The Life of Mrs. Godolphin

A prose account, including verses. First published in London, 1847, ed. Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. Edited by Harriet Sampson (London, New York and Toronto, 1939). Keynes, pp. 244-50.

*EvJ 114

Autograph fair copy, with revisions, v + 85 quarto pages (plus blanks), in contemporary red morocco elaborately gilt, ‘J E’ stamped on each side, with silver clasps. With a title-page, ‘The Life of Mris: Godolphin, Writen at the Request of my Lady Sylvius. By a Friend’, a dedicatory epistle to Lord Godolphin, and the text of a letter to Evelyn dated from London 22 September 1678. c.1702.

Harcourt Library. Sotheby's, 1869 (Mr Dillon's collection), lot 366. Booklabels of Howard A. Levis and of the John Evelyn Collection of Carelton R. Richmond.

Edited from this MS in Sampson (1939). Recorded in Keynes, with facsimile examples.

Facsimile of the first page in The Houghton Library 1942-67: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections (Cambridge, Mass., 1967), p. 54.

Harvard, MS Eng 992.

EvJ 115

Copy, without preliminaries, in the neat italic hand of an amanuensis, headed ‘The Life of Mrs. Godolphin Written at the request of my Lady Sylvius} by a Friend’, on 90 quarto leaves (including 32 blanks), in contemporary black morocco gilt. c.1686.

Inserted letter by James P. Muirhead, to [Samuel Wilberforce], Bishop of Oxford, discussing EvJ 992, from Henley Court, Telsworth, Oxfordshire, 21 June 1869. Owned before 1956 by Dr Octavia Wilberforce. Sotheby's, 8 May 1956, lot 42, to Maggs. Booklabel of the John Evelyn Collection of Carelton R. Richmond and booklabel of Martha Venables Vernon.

Edited from this MS in Wilberforce (1847). Discussed in Sampson (1939), pp. 116-23 (when the MS was lost and presumed autograph), and in Keynes, p. 250.

Harvard, MS Eng 992.1.

London Revived Consideration for its rebuilding in 1666

EvJ 116

Copy of Evelyn's revised version (as sent to Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the Royal Society, 22 December 1666), in a rounded italic hand, subscribed ‘JEvelyn’, on two pairs of conjugate folio leaves. Early 18th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and civic papers relating to London, in several hands, 311 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half-vellum marbled boards.

Formerly Guildhall Library MS 94.

Edited from this MS in Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 3rd Ser. 27 (1919-20), 463-70. Reprinted in E.S. de Beer's edition (Oxford, 1938) [see Keynes, p. 255].

London Metropolitan Archives, CLC/297/MS 00094, ff. 50r-3v.

Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

*EvJ 117

MS map of Deptford, 1623, with Evelyn's autograph annotations and his drawing of Sayes Court, with various other maps and surveys relating to Deptford, on paper and vellum.

Volume CCCCLXII of the Evelyn Papers. Including Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 153, 281.

An engraving based on this map reproduced in Bray, I, after p. 314.

British Library, Add. MS 78629.

*EvJ 118

Tracing pattern of a Sussex coat of arms with an autograph note, on a single leaf.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 421.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 119

Autograph note on a coloured print of a coat of arms, on a single leaf.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 426.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 120

Drawing of an Egyptian stone, with an autograph note, on two folio leaves. 1646.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 544.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 121

Engraving of George Evelyn's estate of Wotton in Surrey with John Evelyn's autograph inscription. 1653.

Formerly a Folder of Drawings in Christ Church, Oxford.

Reproduced in Bray, II, part i, after p. 120.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

EvJ 122

Drawings of inscriptions on panes of glass at Wotton House, on a single leaf.

Harvard, MS Eng 1178.

*EvJ 123

Autograph ink and wash sketch on drawing paper, 18 x 29½ inches, with autograph caption: ‘This designe of a Garden I made for the Duke of Norfolk [in Surry deleted] at his house in Albury in Surrey since sold to Mr solicitor Finch’, at p. [554] of a printed exemplum of Miscellaneous Writings (1825). [1667].

Once owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, and later by John Dillon, and by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector.

This MS discussed in E.V. Unger and W. A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 1209.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer MS 35C.

*EvJ 124

Autograph description of the Clepsamidium Nauticum, with a diagram, on a single folio leaf, endorsed by Samuel Pepys ‘Mr Evelyn's Description of a new Sea-Hour-Glasse’. Late 17th century?

Later owned by J. Eliot Hodgkin, FSA (1829-1912), of Richmond, Surrey, engineer and book collector. Sotheby's, 23 April 1914 (Hodgkin sale), lot 244, to Francis Edwards.

Recorded in HMC, 39, 15th report, Appendix II (1897), p. 184.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Sea-Hour-Glasse MS].

*EvJ 125

Autograph drawing of designs for the armorial ensigns and ciphers of the Royal Society, headed ‘Armes & Mottos proposd for ye R. Society 1660’. c.1660.

Formerly owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector.

Facsimile of this MS in Charles John Smith, Historical and Literary Curiosities (London, 1847), No. 57.

Untraced, [Evelyn's drawings (2)].

Memoires for My Grand-Son

*EvJ 126

Autograph fair copy, iii + 44 sextodecimo leaves, in contemporary morocco gilt. c.1704-6.

Volume CCCXLVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 132.

Edited from this MS by Geoffrey Keynes (London, 1926). Recorded in Keynes (1968), pp. 20, 28, 251-4.

British Library, Add. MS 78515.

Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

*EvJ 127

Autograph notes from John Willis, The arte of Stenographie, or Shortwriting (London, 1628) on ten quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 112r-21r.

EvJ 128

Portion of a copy of an essay in Latin in praise of Pliny and Juvenal, imperfect, on three quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 122r-4r.

*EvJ 129

Autograph fragment of a treatise on metaphysics, on a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, f. 125r.

*EvJ 130

Autograph notes by John Evelyn the younger on Sir Edward Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England, 167 folio pages, in remains of contemporary vellum. c.1670s-80s.

Volume CCLXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Sotheby's, 19 June 1893 (Sir Thomas Phillipps sale), lot 226. Afterwards Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 43.

British Library, Add. MS 78445.

*EvJ 131

Autograph title-page and two lines of preface for an essay on ‘The Dignity of Mankind, in A Problematical Exercitation or Essay...Writen at the Request of Samuel Pepys Esqr:...1676’, on the first two leaves of a quarto volume of 219 leaves later filled with notes on land documents by Sir John Evelyn, Bt, in contemporary vellum. 1676[-early 18th century].

Volume CLXXX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 137.

British Library, Add. MS 78347.

*EvJ 132

Autograph note of a debate from the Athenian Mercury, on a single quarto leaf, c.18 April 1693. 1693.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 419.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 133

Autograph quotation in Latin from Grotius, on a single octavo leaf.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 429

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 134

An unbound collection of medicinal and culinary receipts, in several family hands including Evelyn's, on different sized papers, in a portfolio. Late 17th century.

Volume CLXXI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 297 and 531.

British Library, Add. MS 78338.

*EvJ 135

Copy in: the MS described under EvJ 15.

Formerly part of Christ Church, Oxford, MS 533.

British Library, Add. MS 78350, ff. 74r-6r.

*EvJ 135.5

Autograph notes and drafts, including a draft of the dedicatory epistle for Sylva, verses on the visit of Tsar Peter the Great (1698), three pages of ‘Bibliotheca & MSS’ and notes relating to Greek and Latin vocabulary, on 31 leaves and slips of paper.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 533.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, f. 41r et passim.

*EvJ 136

Autograph notes concerning comedy and other dramatic writings, in quarto and folio leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 534.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, ff. 5-17r passim.

*EvJ 137

Autograph drafts and notes, including biographical information about himself and others and notes concerning the history of the Royal Society, also including a list of queries in the hand of Anthony Wood, on a single folio leaf and various scraps of paper.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 543.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 138

Autograph notes on colonial plantations in America and the West Indies, 3 June 1671, on a single quarto leaf. 1671.

In: the MS described under EvJ 13.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 548.

British Library, Add. MS 78393, f. 52r.

*EvJ 139

Autograph notes on travel in Italy, on a single folio leaf, 4 October 1657. 1657.

In: the MS described under EvJ 105.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 549.

British Library, Add. MS 78351, f. 144r.

EvJ 140

Notes and lists, including some Latin verse, on about fifteen leaves and scraps of paper. Mid-18th century.

In: An unbound collection of verse manuscripts, in English and Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, collected by the Evelyn family, 214 leaves. Early 18th century.

Volume CCCLIV of the Evelyn Papers.

Probably corresponding to Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 550, but not in Evelyn's hand.

British Library, Add. MS 78521, ff. 154r-68r.

*EvJ 141

Partly autograph notes and collections on religious subjects, including the beginning of an unfinished draft treatise headed ‘Aedes sapientia, et Instaurationis Imaginis dei. Representing A Course of Vniversal knowledg in order’, and Autograph notes on the Eucharist, i + 73 leaves.

Volume CCI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 55/556.

British Library, Add. MS. 78368.

*EvJ 142

Autograph translation by Evelyn of a letter from Samuel de Sorbière to Thomas Hobbes, from Paris 1 February ‘1658’, ‘being the Lxxix of his discourses printed at Paris 1660’, made by Evelyn for the Royal Society, on two folio leaves, at p. 246 of a printed exemplum of Miscellaneous Writings (1825). c.1661.

Once owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, and later by John Dillon, and by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector.

This MS described and edited in full in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 1205-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer MS 35A.

*EvJ 143

Autograph quotation from Guillaume Joseph Grelot, Relation d'un voyage de Constantinople (Paris, 1680), with initialled autograph note, on a single quarto page; endorsed ‘November, 1682’. 1682.

Sotheby's, 4 July 1917, lot 466, to Tregaskis. Maggs's sale catalogue No. 445 (1923), item 123.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Grelot MS].

*EvJ 144

Autograph quotation of ten lines from Isaac Vossius, De magnitudine Carthaginis, concerning the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides, on a small slip of paper.

Sotheby's, 29 October 1975, lot 26, to Winifred Myers.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Vossius MS].

Naval Papers

OEconomics To a newly Married Friend

First published in Sampson (1939), Appendix.

*EvJ 145

Autograph draft, addressed to Margaret Blagge, imperfect, 78 quarto leaves, paginated 1-40, 51-74 (lacking pp. 41-50), in marbled paper and a later paper wrapper. 1676.

Volume CCXIX of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 106.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 244, and in Keynes, p. 247.

British Library, Add. MS 78386.

*EvJ 146

Fragment of an autograph draft on two folio leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 106r-7v.

*EvJ 147

Fragment of an autograph draft on three quarto leaves apparently cut from EvJ 145.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

This MS printed in Sampson, Appendix B1, pp. 218-23; recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 167, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, ff. 108r-10v.

*EvJ 148

Autograph draft, on three large folio leaves, endorsed in the hand of Margaret Godolphin ‘Mrs. Evelin's directions concerning house keeping for me’. Mid-late 17th century?

Later owned by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Morrison sale), lot 2821, to Francis Edwards.

Recorded in Sampson, p. 224.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Oeconomics MS].

EvJ 149

Copy, in the hand of Richard Hoare, headed ‘Aprill 13th: 1675. A copie of Mrs Evelyn's instructions to Mrs. Blague for setting up & keeping house, upon her marriage with my Ld. Godolphin’, on two folio leaves, enclosed in an autograph letter signed by Evelyn, to Pepys, 3 October 1685. 1675-85.

This MS edited in Sampson (1939), Appendix B2, pp. 223-36. Discussed in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 1215-16. Recorded (as at the Houghton Library, Harvard) in Keynes, p. 247.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer MS 35H.

Of Manuscripts

*EvJ 150

Autograph draft of an essay, unfinished, on thirteen quarto leaves. Mid-late 17th century?

Edited from this MS in Bray (1818), II, Part i, pp. 33-48. Reported to be at Wotton House in Wheatley (1893), p. 85. Recorded in Keynes, p. 7. Listed as ‘A Discourse of Manuscripts, Begun but Imperfect’ in one of Evelyn's lists in British Library, Add. MS 15950, f. 80r (EvJ 35).

Untraced, [Evelyn's Manuscript MS].

Science and Natural History

*EvJ 152

Autograph notes on chemistry. A quarto volume of autograph notes on chemistry, f. 2r dated 1646, iii + 129 leaves, in contemporary mottled calf gilt. c.1646.

Volume CLXVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 32.

This MS discussed in F. Sherwood Taylor, ‘The Chemical Studies of John Evelyn’, Annals of Science 8 (1952), 285-92, with facsimile examples.

British Library, Add. MS 78335.

*EvJ 153

A large folio volume of medicinal receipts, in various hands, some pages in Evelyn's hand, 172 leaves (including blanks), f. 70r dated 1659. Mid-late-17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 51.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 154

A folio autograph compilation of notes on medicine and mechanics, c.450 pages, in contemporary mottled calf. c.1650s-1700s.

Volume CLXXIII of the Spenser Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 52a.

British Library, Add. MS 78340.

*EvJ 155

Autograph draft by Evelyn of a treatise on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, on 23 folio leaves, together with several loose leaves of unrelated notes. c.1660s.

In: A folio volume on chemistry.

Volume CLXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 61. This MS discussed, with facsimile examples, in Sherwood Taylor, loc. cit.

British Library, Add. MS 78345, The MS as a whole.

*EvJ 156

Compilation, headed ‘Medicus Itinerarivs in Privatum Authoris usum conscriptus’, in the hand of Richard Hoare. Iin a volume of 201 pages, with Evelyn's autograph notes on p. 201 and on the flyleaf stating ‘This Trifle from p: 89 is much out of Senectus: It is all full of Errors & needs correction’. 1651.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 89.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 158

Autograph notes, headed ‘Chymicall processes Experimented by me: 1659’, on a single large folio leaf, the verso bearing an autograph Latin verse on roses.

In: the MS described under EvJ 155.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 552.

British Library, Add. MS 78345, [unspecified page number].

*EvJ 159

A large folio volume of dried, pressed, mounted and labelled simples collected at the Botanic Gardens at Padua, 1645; with autograph title-page ‘Hortus Hyemalis sive Collectio Plantorum…’ and labels, V + 157 leaves, in morocco. 1645.

Volume CLXVII of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78334.

EvJ 159.5

Copy of an anonymous Spanish tract on the nature of gall stones, in a roman hand, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘La Baazar [Bezoar] / Given to ye Royal Society by Mr Evelin. March ye 25 1680’. 1680.

In: the MS described under EvJ 98.

Royal Society, London, Classified Papers XV, item 33.

EvJ 160

Four dried and mounted dissections of human blood vessels and nerves. 1646-1667.

Acquired by Evelyn in Italy in 1646 and later presented by him to the Royal Society on 31 October 1667.

Royal College of Surgeons, Hunterian Museum, [no shelfmark].

*EvJ 161

Autograph fair copy of an account of the manufacture and chemical properties of alcohol, headed ‘Coelum Sanitatis. or, a Particular of the Vegetable & Animal Dissolvant’, ii + 53 quarto leaves, in contemporary brown calf gilt. c.1650s-60s.

Volume CLXXIX of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Sotheby's, 4 March 1937, lot 686, to Goldschmidt. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 77.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 20.

British Library, Add. MS 78346.

Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest Trees

First published in London, 1664.

EvJ 161.5

Extracts.

In: the MS described under EvJ 113.5. Late 17th century.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/109/91, unnumbered [ii].

EvJ 161.8

Extracts in an unidentified hand, headed ‘Notes out of Evelyns forest trees’, on a single sheet folded into four, 10 September 1692. 1692.

Huntington, HA Miscellaneous Box 1 (25).

Theology, Prayers and Devotions

*EvJ 162

Autograph prayer, headed ‘Compline. For the 31: December, or Last Day of the Year, & first of the New’, with an ‘Advertisement’ or preface, on two conjugate quarto leaves, imperfect. Late 17th century.

In: A folio guardbook of miscellaneous letters, in various hands, i + 99 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Autog. c. 8, ff. 37r-8v.

*EvJ 163

Autograph discourses and devotions on ‘Preparations for Death’, later dated September 1688, 220 quarto pages, in near-contemporary calf gilt. c.1670s-80s.

Volume CCXXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 31.

British Library, Add. MS 78390.

*EvJ 164

Autograph, inscribed ‘Copy of what I sent to the Countesse of Clarendon. 1688 Concerning the Millenium’, nine quarto leaves, in a modern wrapper. 1688.

Volume CCII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 35.

British Library, Add. MS 78369.

EvJ 165

Autograph manuscript, partly draft, partly fair copy of The History of Religion _____. or A Rational Account of the Trve Religion, ii + 371 quarto leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. c.1657- 1704.

Volume CCI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 37.

Edited from this MS by the Rev. R.M. Evanson, 2 vols (London, 1850). Recorded in Keynes, p. 251.

British Library, Add. MS 78367.

*EvJ 166

Evelyn's Bible. Evelyn's Bible (2 large folio volumes, 1638), with his extensive autograph annotations (particularly in the interleaved New Testament), his autograph ‘Prayer before Reading Holy Scripture’ on a single folio leaf at the beginning, and with his note expressing the wish that these volumes should be delivered after his death to Mrs Blagge [Godolphin], dated 16 October 1673, bound in reversed calf. 1638-73.

Volumes CXCII-CXCIV. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 46.

British Library, Add. MSS 78360-78361.

*EvJ 167

Autograph notes on the New Testament, apparently detached from a larger work, on four quarto gatherings, with other leaves, ii + 28 leaves, disbound and imperfect.

Volume CXCVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 47.

British Library, Add. MS 78363.

*EvJ 168

Autograph notes headed ‘Analecta and Notes vpon several places & Difficulties of the New-Testament’, 240 numbered folio pages (plus blanks), in reversed calf.

Volume CXCV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 48.

British Library, Add. MS 78362.

*EvJ 169

Autograph fair copy of notes of sermons heard by Evelyn, chiefly in the 1650s, headed ‘A breife Accoumpt of divers Sermons &c recollected at my after Retirements, and begun Anno Doni: M.DC.L’, with (at the beginning) short notices of preachers and texts for the period 1634-43.

In: A folio volume of sermon notes in Evelyn's hand, iii + 151 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1650-87.

Volume CXCVII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 49.

British Library, Add. MS 78364, The MS as a whole.

*EvJ 170

Set of autograph theological commonplace books in four large folio volumes. Vol. I comprising ‘Loci Commvnes Theologici Tomus Tertivs’ and ‘Tomus Quartus’ on 351 leaves, chiefly in Evelyn's autograph, the beginning and a few other pages in the hand of Richard Hoare and ff. 147-8v in another hand;

Vol. 2 comprising ‘Tomvs Imus.’ on 180 pages (plus 764 blank pages), entirely autograph;

Vol. 3 comprising ‘Tomvs IIdus’ on 111 pages (plus 613 blank pages), entirely autograph, the flyleaf containing a quotation from Bacon's Advancement of Learning to the effect that ‘A Substantiall and Learned digest of Common-Places is a solid, and a good aide to memory: And…the diligence, and paines in collecting Common-Places, is of greate vse, and certainety in stud[y]ing…’;

Vol. 4 comprising an autograph ‘Index Locorum Comunium’ on 219 pages (plus blanks).

Vols CLXI-CLIV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS MSS 54, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Vol. 3 recorded in Keynes, p. 21.

British Library, Add. MSS 78328-78331.

*EvJ 171

Autograph essay, headed ‘The Lamentations of Origen after his fall’, on eight octavo leaves mounted on guards, in half-leather. 1638.

Volume CXCVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 70.

British Library, Add. MS 78365.

*EvJ 172

Autograph psalms and meditations, the first headed ‘A Meditation for Michaelmas-Day’, presented to Margarett Blagge, 29 September 1673, eight octavo leaves mounted on guards, in half-leather. 1673.

Volume CCIX of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 72.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78376.

*EvJ 173

Autograph meditation, headed ‘Thurs-days Meditation’, 26 January 1674/5, presented to Margaret Blagge, iii + 47 octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half-leather. 1675.

Volume CCXVII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 73.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78384.

*EvJ 174

Autograph meditation. Autograph meditation, headed ‘A Meditation Upon the Advents’, 11 December 1674, presented to Margaret Blagge, iii + 31octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half leather. 11 December 1674.

Volume CCXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 76

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 115, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78383.

*EvJ 175

Autograph meditation, headed ‘Wednes-days Meditation’, presented to Margaret Blagge, 15 September 1674, iii + 36 octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half-leather. 1674.

Volume CCXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 82.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 116, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78380.

*EvJ 176

Autograph devotions. Autograph devotions, headed ‘The Office for Trinity Sunday, & Octaves after Pentecost’, 8 May 1678, presented to Margaret Blagge, 79 octavo pages, in marbled paper wrapper, now mounted on guards, in half-leather. 8 May 1678.

Volume CCXXI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 83.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 182, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78388.

*EvJ 177

Autograph meditation, headed ‘Tuesdays Meditation’, presented to Margaret Blagge, ii + 26 octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half-leather. 1674.

Volume CCXII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 84.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), pp. 132-4, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78379.

*EvJ 178

Autograph meditation, headed ‘A Meditation for Mone=Day’, 9 November 1674, presented to Margaret Blagge, iii + 20 octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half leather. 1674.

Volume CCXV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 85.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78382.

*EvJ 179

Autograph devotions, headed ‘The Memorial of the Jvst. An Office for all Saints, on their several Anniversaries’, 16 October 1674, presented to Margaret Blagge, iii + 23 octavo leaves, mounted on guards in half-leather. 1674.

Volume CCXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 86.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78381.

*EvJ 180

An octavo composite volume of devotions, the first series headed ‘Dominica or An Office for the Lord's Day’, 15 April 1674, 169 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). 1674.

Volume CCXXII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 90.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), pp. 76, 177-9, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78389.

*EvJ 181

Autograph advice by Evelyn to his son when leaving for Ireland, headed ‘Testamentvm in Procinctv’, dated 10 August 1692, with other devotions, 100 octavo pages, imperfect, in contemporary leather. 1692.

Volume CCLXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 93.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78453.

EvJ 182

Volume of Officivm Sanctae et Individvae Trinitatis ad Quotidianum Johannis Evelynni vsum concinnatvm in the calligraphic hand of Richard Hoare, with a frontispiece depicting Evelyn at prayer, 198 vellum sextodecimo pages in an elaborate morocco and silver binding; imperfect. c.1650.

Volume CCIV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 94.

British Library, Add. MS 78371.

*EvJ 183

Volume of Officivm Sanctae et Individvae Trinitatis; or Privat Devotions and Offices, composed and collected by [John Evelyn deleted], for his [her] Anvall and Quotidian Use, with Calendar Table, &c. in the calligraphic hand of Richard Hoare, 358 octavo pages, with autograph prayers by Evelyn on seven pages at the beginning and ten pages at the end (dated 1661), his inscription to Mrs Blagge [Godolphin] and some notes in her hand; imperfect, in contemporary morocco gilt with remains of metal clasps. c.1650-76.

Volume CCV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 96. Puttick and Simpson's, 11 March 1873.

This MS discussed in The Athenaeum, 1 March 1873, p. 281, and in Sampson, pp. 192-3. Recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87; in Hiscock (1955), p. 244; in Keynes, p. 247; and in de Beer, II, 559.

British Library, Add. MS 78372.

*EvJ 184

Autograph devotions, headed ‘An Eucharistical Office or The Weding-Garment, or Triming of the Lamp, ’, 233 octavo pages; damaged by damp, in contemporary morocco gilt (rebacked). c.1660-70s.

Volume CCVII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 97.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 44, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78374.

EvJ 185

MS, headed ‘An Office of […] Composed for the pious use and exercise of Mrs Mary Evelyn’, in the calligraphic hand of Richard Hoare, 102 octavo leaves; imperfect, in contemporary red calf elaborately gilt. c.1653.

Volume CCVI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 98.

British Library, Add. MS 78373.

EvJ 186

Devotional volume in Latin and Greek. A devotional volume, in Latin and Greek, in the calligraphic hand of Richard Hoare, on 40 tiny leaves, in an elaborate morocco folder gilt, with silk ties.

Volume CCIIIof the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 99.

British Library, Add. MS 78370.

*EvJ 187

Autograph MS, headed ‘Circumcision: or New-yeares Day. Office’, presented to Margaret Blagge, ii + 11 quarto leaves, in marbled wrapper. 1673-4.

In: Unbound meditations.

Volume CCXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS T110. This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), p. 40, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, A.

*EvJ 188

Autograph prayers and notes, headed ‘Natalis Baptism’, on sixteen octavo pages. 1670.

In: Devotional papers by Margaret Blagge and Evelyn. Late 17th century.

Volume CCXXV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 553.

This MS recorded in Bray, II, part i, p. 103.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 111.

British Library, Add. MS 78392, [unspecified page numbers].

*EvJ 189

Autograph devotions, headed ‘Eucharistia’, with the note ‘To be Revised & added to in the Wedding Garment’, iii + 8 octavo Leaves, in a modern marbled wrapper.

In: the MS described under EvJ 187.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 112.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, H.

*EvJ 190

Autograph prayers, hymns and notes, on leaves of various sizes.

In: the MS described under EvJ 188. Late 17th century.

Formerly christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 111, 114, and 553.

British Library, Add. MS 78392, ff. 9r-134r.

*EvJ 191

Autograph devotions, headed ‘The Wedding-Garment or The manner how a Christian ought to prepare himselfe, for ye worthy celebration of ye holy Eucharist’, imperfect, iii + 7 octavo leaves, in modern marbled wrapper.

In: the MS described under EvJ 187.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 115.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, G.

EvJ 192

Autograph devotions, headed ‘Friday: Morning & Euening’, with verses by Margaret Blagge, iii + 13 octavo leaves, with marbled wrapper. c.1674.

In: the MS described under EvJ 187.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 116.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, C.

*EvJ 193

Autograph devotions, headed ‘Officivm Poenitentiae or Assistances in the Practise of Repentance by Confessions & Deprecations with prayers & Devotions suitable to its designe’, ii + 23 octavo leaves, marbled paper wrapper. c.1672-4.

In: the MS described under EvJ 187.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 117. This MS recorded in Hiscock (1951), pp. 51-2, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, E.

*EvJ 194

Autograph devotions, headed ‘The Trimming of the Lamp or A short Eucharisticall Office’, iii + 8 octavo leaves, in modern marbled wrapper. c.1675.

In: the MS described under EvJ 187.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 120. This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78385, F.

*EvJ 195

Autograph ‘Devotions of Mrs: Blagge [Mrs Godolphin] which I copied out at the Request of my Lady Syluius’, iii + 22 quarto leaves, paginated 81-119, in modern marbled paper wrapper. c.1680s-90s.

Volume CCXXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 122.

British Library, Add. MS 78391.

*EvJ 196

Autograph devotions, being Offices for the Nativity and for Epiphany, on two quarto quires of 25 pages and 21 pages respectively, bound together, the first office dated 1673, both presented to Margaret Blagge. 1672.

Volume CCX of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS MS 125

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78377.

*EvJ 197

Autograph devotions. Autograph devotions, headed ‘Office for Pentecost’, 22 numbered quarto pages, plus four unnumbered leaves, presented to Margaret Blagge. 1673.

Volume CCVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 126.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78375.

*EvJ 198

Autograph draft of ‘Dominica or An Office for the Lord's Day’ and ‘The Rogation Office’, on quarto leaves and gatherings, 78 quarto leaves, the second office presented to Margaret Blagge. 1674.

Volume CCXI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 130.

This MS recorded in Hiscock (1955), p. 243.

British Library, Add. MS 78378.

*EvJ 199

Copy of a ‘Relation of what passed betwixt my Co. K, the Deane of Peterbourgh, and my Selfe at Paris touching his Change of Religion Written to a Gentleman of his Relation’. Copy of a ‘Relation of what passed betwixt my Co. K, the Deane of Peterbourgh, and my Selfe at Paris touching his Change of Religion Written to a Gentleman of his Relation’ in the hand of Richard Hoare, with Evelyn's autograph marginal notes on three pages, 78 quarto pages, in contemporary vellum, dated at the end ‘Paris, 1651’. 1651.

Volume CXCIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 135.

British Library, Add. MS 78366.

*EvJ 200

Autograph drafts of prayers, devotions and collections on 65 quarto pages, including 34 quarto pages of ‘Oeconomical, Conjugal, & Domestick Offices: fitted for the devouter Married persons, & House-keepers’, dated 1 January 1676; ‘A Passage of [*] proper on Tuesday’ on two quarto leaves; 28 quarto pages of ‘The Communion of Saints, in a Privat: Office’; and ‘The Hymne’ (‘Glory be to God on high’) on two quarto leaves, 17 quarto leaves in all, imperfect. 1677.

Volume CCXX of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 206 and 553.

British Library, Add. MS 78387.

*EvJ 201

Miscellaneous devotions and prayers in the hands of John Evelyn, Mary Evelyn and Margaret Blagge (Mrs Godolphin). Miscellaneous devotions and prayers in the hands of John Evelyn, Mary Evelyn and Margaret Blagge (Mrs Godolphin); including an autobiograph draft headed ‘For my [*] Electra. If you desire to be a perfect Christian, and to abound in Spiritual Comforts, practise these things’, on four folio leaves, imperfect, and an autograph copy of a letter to Margaret Blagge about religious life on three folio pages.

Volume of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS.

British Library, Add. MS 78391.

*EvJ 202

Autograph confession of sins, from 1625 to 1690, in contracted Latin c.1680-90.

In: the MS described under EvJ 188. Late 17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 315. Facsimile in Hiscock (1955), frontispiece.

British Library, Add. MS 78392, ff. 137r-8r.

*EvJ 203

Autograph draft of prayers, devotions and religious collections, 139 + iv small quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under EvJ 188. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 78392, The work as a whole.

*EvJ 204

Autograph notes on the Eucharist, on twelve folio and oblong quarto pages. Late 17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 554.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 205

Autograph notes on a sermon by Dr [Robert] South, on a single folio leaf (folded in four columns). Late 17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 555.

Untraced, Evelyn Collection.

*EvJ 206

Autograph notes, headed ‘Directions for the Employment of your time’ (to Mary Evelyn), on a single folio leaf; imperfect.

In: the MS described under EvJ 49.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 558.

British Library, Add. MS 78440, item 5.

*EvJ 207

Autograph Devotionarie Book, comprising ‘Of Frequent Communion’, ‘Mental Communion’ and ‘Entertainments’, 66 duodecimo leaves. Mid-late 17th century?.

Inscribed (on a flyleaf) ‘Mary Evelyn’ and names of later owners. Owned in 1936 by Viscount Falmouth, Tregothnan, Truro, Cornwall.

Edited from this MS by Walter Frere (London, 1936), with a facsimile of pp. 64-5 as frontispiece. Recorded in Keynes, p. 254.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Devotionarie Book].

*EvJ 208

Autograph drafts of an attempted translation of the Dies Irae, on pages 2-3 of a letter to Evelyn by William Fuller (1608-75), Bishop of London, dated 27 February 1656[/7]. 1657.

In: Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, 1656-1700.

Harvard, bMS Eng 991, [unnumbered item].

*EvJ 209

Autograph notes on the diet of man before the Flood, comprising twelve lines on an oblong octavo leaf. Mid-late 17th century?

Puttick and Simpson's, 2 June 1921, lot 172, to Last.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Diet MS].

*EvJ 210

Two autograph prayers written on five pages of blank leaves at the end of Evelyn's printed Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments (1639). Mid-17th century?.

Mary Evelyn's name inscribed in the volume in the hand of Richard Hoare. Christie's, 8 November 1978, lot 14 (with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue), to Quaritch.

Untraced, [Evelyn's Common Prayer Book].

To his Orientall: The Legend of Philaretes and the Pearle

*EvJ 211

Autograph draft.

In: the MS described under EvJ 188. Late 17th century.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 304. This MS recorded, under the title ‘The Legend of the Pearle’, in in Hiscock (1951), pp. 14-17, and in Hiscock (1955), p. 244.

British Library, Add. MS 78392, ff. 135r-6v.

Dramatic Works

The Originals. A Comedy

*EvJ 212

Autograph fair copy of a fragment of an unfinished comedy ‘The Originals’, together with some autograph notes on drama, on five folio and quarto pages. c.1660s.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Once owned by William Upcott; this MS sold at the Upcott sale at Evans (i.e. Sotheby's) on 24 June 1846, lot 428. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 534.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, ff. 1r-4r.

*EvJ 212.5

Autograph notes relating to dramatic writings.

In: the MS described under EvJ 7.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 542.

British Library, Add. MS 78359, ff. 5r-17r passim.

Thersander. A Tragi-Comoedy

*EvJ 213

Autograph fair copy, with revisions (pp. 1-93 and p. 130), together with an autograph draft of Act I, deleted (pp. 94-107), unfinished, 68 folio leaves, in contemporary vellum with leather ties. Early 1660s.

Volume CXCI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 41.

This MS recorded, as ‘Thirsander’, in Keynes, p. 21.

British Library, Add. MS 78358.

*EvJ 214

Autograph cancelled draft of part of Act I, scene ii, on a single quarto leaf, with an autograph drawing on the verso.

In: the MS described under EvJ 35.

British Library, Add. MS 15950, f. 177r.

Diaries and Journals

Diary

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

*EvJ 215

Autograph diary. Evelyn's autograph diary covering the period from 1620 to 31 October 1697, headed ‘Kalendarium’, on c.732 folio pages (including a number of misplaced leaves between pp. 157 and 214 and blanks); imperfect, lacking various leaves (notably after p. 150, before p. 215 and after p. 718); the text up to p. 237 entered (transcribed from an original diary or notes) c.1660s, then resumed c.1680 and entries from c.1684 roughly contemporaneous; some later marginal notes; a four-page transcript of a damaged leaf (pp. 715-16, containing entries from 2 August to 13 September 1696) attached at rebinding in the early 19th century; also inserted after p. 414 a drawing of an altar given to Evelyn by Margaret Blagge (Mrs Godolphin), in 19th-century half-morocco. 1620-97.

Vol. CLVII of the Evelyn Papers.

Edited principally from this MS in Bray and (as text K) in de Beer, with facsimile examples in the latter (II, after p. 210, and III, after pp. 214, 350, 574 and 628). Facsimiles of the drawing of an altar also in Sampson, after p. 22, and in Hiscock (1951), after p. 26. William Bray's transcript of extracts from this Diary, taken in 1814-15, is in a large folio volume of c.1000 pages in Add. MS 78577 (formerly Evelyn MS 159).

British Library, Add. MS 78323.

*EvJ 216

Autograph Diary. Evelyn's autograph Diary in continuation of EvJ 215, for the period from 31 October 1697 to 3 February 1706, on four quarto pages, headed ‘Extract out of my Diary: Paris’ [for 1651-3, written after 1677], followed by 26 gatherings numbered I to XXVII (181 chiefly quarto pages in all), with an autograph note: ‘Join the following pages to [the rest] of my Diary. 1697. next October 31’; some leaves misplaced, defective or missing, now in modern limp vellum. 1697-1706.

Volume CLVII of the Evelyn Papers.

The first four pages printed in de Beer, III, Appendix A, pp. 632-6, and discussed I, 46-7. The main text edited from this MS in Abinger Monthly Record (1889-93), with a facsimile of the last page in Vol. III, before p. 449, and (as a continuation of K) in de Beer (1955), with facsimile examples in I, after p. 92, and V, after p. 402.

British Library, Add. MS 78324.

*EvJ 217

Autograph revised version of parts of Evelyn's Diary. Evelyn's autograph revised version of EvJ 215 for the period up to late 1644, on 76 pages of a 470-page folio volume lettered on the spine ‘De Vita Propria Pars Prima’, the last few lines entered c.1737 in the hand of Evelyn's grandson, Sir John Evelyn, Bt (1682-1763), in contemporary red morocco gilt. c.1697 and later.

Vol. CLVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Edited from this MS (as text V) in de Beer (1955).

British Library, Add. MS 78325 .

EvJ 218

Copy of parts of Evelyn's Diary for the period from 1620 to Good Friday 1644 transcribed from EvJ 215 and EvJ 217, in a probably professional hand, made for Sir John Evelyn, Bt (1682-1763), the diarist's grandson, on 270 pages of a folio volume of c.348folio pages, in quarter-morocco, lettered on the spine ‘John Evelyn's Memoirs, 1620-1644. Copy, 1737’. 1737.

Volume XLIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 50.

This MS discussed in de Beer, I, 47-8.

British Library, Add. MS 76326.

EvJ 219

Transcript of the ‘Extract out of my Diary Paris 1651 1 of June Trinity Sunday’ in an unidentified hand, on two conjugate folio leaves, erroneously identified by Hearne as an extract from Bishop Cosin's diary; given by Evelyn to Dr Smith after 1672.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous antiquarian papers, in prose and verse, in different hands and sizes, viii + 138 pages, in early 18th-century half-calf. After 1672.

Owned on 16 March 1710/11 by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary, who records Smith's bequest of the volume to him.

This MS pub., with omissions, in Bishop Cosin's Correspondence, Surtees Society (1869-72), I, 282-5; recorded in Wheatley (where it is cited as MS Smith 22a), and in de Beer, III, 632.

Bodleian, MS Smith 23, pp. 29-32.

EvJ 219.5

Extracts from Evelyn's Diary made by the editor William Bray (1736-1832), with some notes probably added by his assistant, James Bindley (1737-1818), 955 folio pages, in half-calf. 1814-15.

Volume CCCCX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 159.

British Library, Add. MS 78577.

EvJ 220

Transcript of the ‘Extract out of my Diary. Paris 1651’, headed ‘MS Smith num: 13’.

In: A folio volume of transcripts made by Thomas Baker (1656-1740), Cambridge antiquary, 472 pages plus a tipped-in letter, in reversed calf. MS Baker 36. Late 17th-early 18th century.

This MS discussed, with all of Baker's MSS, in the Appendix to Zachary Masters' Life of Baker (Cambridge, 1784). Recorded in Bishop Cosin's Correspondence (1869-72), I, 282-5, in Wheatley, and in de Beer, III, 632.

Cambridge University Library, Mm. 1. 47 , pp. 329-32.

*EvJ 221

Several allegedly autograph journal pages, possibly extracted from EvJ 215.

Recorded in 1946 as being in the manuscript collection of Count G.V. Orlov (1777-1826) in the State Historical Museum, Red Square, Moscow. It cannot, however, be found there today.

This MS recorded in M.P. Alexeyev, ‘British Manuscripts in Russia’, TLS (21 September 1946), p. 456. Recorded (but not traced) in de Beer, I, 44.

Untraced, [Orlov MS].

*EvJ 222

Autograph notes, entered c.1636-7, partly deleted and rewritten c.1660, in two printed almanacs: Jonathan Dove, A New Almanacke and Prognostication (Cambridge, 1636) and Thomas Langley, A New Almanack and Prognostication (Cambridge, 1637). c.1636-60.

In: A composite volume of five printed almanacs, includings almanacs by Gresham (1603) and by Dove (1637 and 1640), the volume also containing notes in unidentified hands.

Formerly owned by Mrs S.L. Barnard, of Cave Castle, East Yorkshire. Sotheby's, 23 June 1925, lot 345, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

This MS discussed in de Beer, I, 48, and the notes edited, I, 75-7, with a facsimile example after p. 76. A facsimile example is also in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 62.

Balliol College, Oxford, PRT. 670. a. 13, [no pages indicated].

*EvJ 223

Autograph notes in a printed exemplum of Sir George Wharton, No Merline, nor Mercurie, but a new Almanack...for...1647 ([York?], 1647). In a composite volume of five printed almanacs, the others being William Lilly, Merlini Anglici Ephemeris ([London], 1647: 2 copies), The Welsh-Man's New Almanacke for 1647 and Wharton, Hemeroscopeion for 1645. c.1647.

Once owned by Mrs S. L. Barnard, of Cave Castle, East Yorkshire. Sotheby's, 23 June 1925, lot 347 to Thorp.

This MS recorded in de Beer, I, 48.

Untraced, [Evelyn's almanacs].

Documents

Will

*EvJ 224

Evelyn's autograph memorandum ‘The paper of particulars given to my Wife Referring to my Codicil’.

In: An unbound folder of papers relating to wills and executorship, 69 leaves.

Volume CCXLV of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78412, f. 1r.

*EvJ 225

Evelyn's autograph and signed last will and testament, with a codicil, chiefly on broadsheets, 29 February 1703/4. 1704.

In: the MS described under EvJ 224.

British Library, Add. MS 78412, ff. 2r-14r.

*EvJ 226

Autograph rough draft of Evelyn's last will and testament, 20 February 1705/6. 1706.

In: the MS described under EvJ 224.

British Library, Add. MS 78412, f. 16r-v.

*EvJ 227

Evelyn's autograph last will and testament, proved 18 March 1705.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 1/55.