Prose, including Miscellaneous Collections
An Account of the Preservation of King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester
First published, edited by Sir David Dalrymple (London, 1766). Charles II's Escape from Worcester, ed. William Matthews (London, 1967), pp. 34-84.
Autograph draft, in shorthand, headed ‘A Journall of ye King's Escape from Worcester, traken by mee this day in short-hand from ye King's owne mouth’, on 22 quarto leaves (plus two blanks); together with a longhand transcript made by a clerk on 79 folio leaves; both October 1680; bound with other relevant documents collected by Pepys, and partly in his hand, including ‘Notes from father Hurlston’
Edited from the longhand transcript by most editors. Both texts collated in Matthews, with facsimile examples after p. 86. Facsimile example also in Geoffrey Trease, Samuel Pepys and his World (London, 1972), p. 39. This MS discussed in A.N.G. Richards, ‘The King Dictates’, Cornhill Magazine, 171 (1959-61), 493-505. Extracts made in the early 18th century are among Lord Harwicke's MSS in the British Library (Add. MS 31955, ff. 2-9).
A Freind to Caesar
A treatise, published anonymously, as A Freind to Caesar; or An humble proposicon for the more regular speedy and easy payment of his Mats Treasury graunted, or to be graunted by the Lords and Comons assembled in Parliament for the carrying on of his Mats: Expences whether Ordinary or Extraordinary both in time of Peace and Warr, beginning ‘It appears by several Acts of Parliament...’, in London, 1681. Pepys's authorship is uncertain.
Copy, in a professional hand, ascribed to Pepys, on ninety quarto pages. c.1680s.
In: A quarto volume of two tracts attributed to Pepys, 78 leaves. Late 17th century.
Copy, in a professional hand. c.1680s.
In: A folio volume of state tracts, 243 leaves. End of 17th century.
Copy in: A tall folio volume of naval papers, in several professional hands, 279 leaves, in old half-morocco. Late 17th century.
Copy, in a professional hand, unascribed, ix + 127 folio pages, in contemporary vellum boards gilt. Late 17th century.
Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 312.
Later among the papers of Lord Dartmouth. Sotheby's, 9 March 1948, lot 440, to Myers.
Copy, 55 quarto pages, in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.
Later owned by the Earl of Dartmouth. Sotheby's, 8 March 1948 (Dartmouth sale), lot 440, to Myers.
Memoires relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England for Ten Years, Determin'd December 1688
First published in London, 1690. Edited by J.R. Tanner (Oxford, 1906).
Notes and collections prepared by Pepys for his published history, in several hands, headed ‘My Diary relating to the Commission constituted by King James the Second, Anno 1686, for the Recovery of the Navy, with a Collection of the Principal papers incident to and in Craigieclusive of the same’, in an octavo volume, 445 pages. 1685-6.
Summarised and discussed in J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Navy Records Society 26-7, 36, 40 ([London], 1903-23), I, 66-97. Pages 7-73 of the MS edited, as ‘Diary of the Special Commission 3 January-28 April 1686’, in Pepys's Later Diaries, ed. C.S. Knighton (Stroud, Glos., 2004), pp. 179-202.
Notes and collections prepared by Pepys partly for his history. Notes and collections prepared by Pepys partly for his history, in several hands, with Pepys's autograph corrections and additions, in a folio volume of 465 pages (including 77 blanks). 20 July 1680-28 February 1695/6.
Calendared in J.R. Tanner, Samuel Pepys's Naval Minutes, Navy Records Society 28 ([London], 1926). Some extracts also edited in Charles Derrick, Memoirs of the Rise and Progress of the Royal Navy (London, 1806), passim.
A printed exemplum inscribed ‘Dec. 28. 93. From ye Author For the Publick Library in Oxford’. 1690.
The Pursers Employ Annatomized and both Advantages & disadvantages therein discovered and also A Proposall of comitting the Victualling accompt to the care and management of each Comander. Presented as a New yeares guift to Sr: William Coventry by Samuel Pepys Esqr in 1665
First published in Further Correspondence of Samuel Pepys 1662-1679, ed. J.R. Tanner (London, 1929), pp. 83-111.
Autograph fair copy, untitled, signed ‘SPepys’, on thirteen folio leaves, a preliminary blank leaf (f. 241r) inscribed ‘About Pursers’, once folded as a letter, being the presentation MS sent to the dedicatee Sir William Coventry as a New Year's gift, dated from Greenwich 1 January ‘1665’.
In: A folio composite volume of state, parliamentary and legal tracts, in professional secretary hands, 551 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco gilt.
Copy, headed ‘Mr Pepy's Letter & New Years Gift to his Honble Friend Sr William Coventry’, dated from ‘Greenwich 1st January 1665’. Late 17th century.
In: A quarto volume comprising two separate MSS relating to naval matters bound together, 154 leaves, in half-calf marbled boards.
Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘The Pursers Employ Annatomized and both Advantages & disadvantages therein discovered and also A Proposall of comitting the Victualling accompt to the care and management of each Comander. Presented as a New yeares guift to Sr: William Coventry by Samuel Pepys Esqr in 1665’, on 65 quarto pages.
In: the MS described under PpS 1.2. Late 17th century.
This MS recorded in Tanner (1929).
Copy, headed ‘Mr Pepy's Letter & NewyearsGift to his Hond Friend Sr William Coventry’, the text followed (ff. 40r-2v) by ‘Some brief Notes on Mr Pepys New Years gift to Sr Wm Coventry’.
In: the MS described under PpS 1.5. Late 17th century.
Copy, in a professional hand, untitled. c.1666.
In: A folio composite volume of naval papers, in various hands, iii + 406 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Produced or collected by Richard Gibson (1635-c.1712), naval official.
Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Mr Pepy's Letter & New yeares Guift to his Honed Friend Sr William Coventry’.
In: A folio volume of naval collections. End of 17th century.
Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Mr: Pepys Letter and New yeares Gift to his Honrle Friend Sr. William Coventry’, on ten folio leaves.
In: A folio composite volume of naval papers. Late 17th century.
This MS recorded in Tanner (1929).
Copy in a professional hand, headed ‘Mr Pepys letter and new years gift to his Honble Friend Sr Wm Coventry’, 18 folio leaves (plus blanks), with (ff. 40r-1r) an abstract of the tract, probably by Sir William Trumbull, on a loosely inserted pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1665-70s.
In: An unbound collection of state tracts and papers, in various hands, 82 generally folio leaves.
Volume CCX of the Trumbull Papers, of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park.
This MS tract once owned by Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), Secretary of State. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add. 19 (26).
Copy, headed ‘Mr Pepy's Letter & Newyears Guift to his Honrd. Friend Sr. Wm. Coventry. Greenwich 1 Jan 1665’. Late 17th century.
In: An oblong octavo notebook. Late 17th century.
Among the muniments of the Lowther family, Earls of Lonsdale, and probably once owned by John Lowther, first viscount Lonsdale (1655-1700).
Copy, headed ‘Mr Pepys his Letter and New Years gift to his Honour'd Friend Sr Willm: Coventry’, dated from Greenwich, 1 January ‘1665’.
In: A folio volume of maritime tracts and papers, in a single professional hand, 288 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary red morocco gilt. Probably compiled by or for Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty in 1694-1747. c.1735.
Later owned by Henry Pelham-Clinton (1785-1851), fourth Duke of Newcastle under Lyne.
Copy, untitled, from Greenwich, 1 January ‘1665’.
In: A thick folio volume of Samuel Pepys's official correspondence, comprising some 940 letters and documents dated between July 1662 and April 1679, in the hands of several secretaries, 895 pages, in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.
Owned and bound by Richard Griffin (1783-58), third Baron Braybrooke, politician and first editor of Pepys's Diary. Later Volume V of the ‘Pepys Cockerell Collection’ owned by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), museum director and book collector.
The contents of this MS largely edited in Further Correspondence, ed. Tanner (1929), and in Shorthand Letters, ed. Chappell (1933).
Edited from this MS in Tanner (1929).
Diaries and Notebooks
First published (about a quarter of the Diary), as Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, edited from the Rev. John Smith's deciphered transcript by Richard Neville, Lord Braybrooke, 2 vols (London, 1825). Edited by the Rev Mynors Bright (about four fifths of the Diary), 6 vols (London, 1875-9). Edited by Henry B. Wheatley (about nine tenths of the Diary), 10 vols (London, 1893-9). The first complete and unexpurgated edition by Robert Latham and William Matthews, 11 vols (London, 1970-83).
Autograph diary, covering the period 1 January 1659/60 to 31 May 1669, largely in shorthand, c.3,100 unnumbered pages (plus blanks), in six bound volumes, the first octavo, the others quarto. 1660-69.
The deciphered transcript of the Diary made in 1819-22 by the Rev. John Smith (d.1870) is preserved in 54 volumes, with annotations by Lord Braybrooke and others, also at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Facsimile examples in H.B. Wheatley, Pepysiana (London, 1899), after pp. 74 and 76; in R.W. Ladborough, ‘The Library of Samuel Pepys’, History Today, 17 (July 1967), 476-82 (p. 479); in Geoffrey Trease, Samuel Pepys and his World (London, 1972), p. 86; in Latham & Matthews, I (1970), facing pp. xlii-xliii, xlv, xlviii, c-ciii; in Augustan Reprint Society Publications Nos. 145-6 (Los Angeles, 1970); in Richard Ollard, Pepys: A Biography (London, 1974), p. 51; in Petti, English Literary Hands (1977), No. 63, p. 120; in Robert Latham, The Illustrated Pepys (London, 1978), p. 16; and elsewhere.
A facsimile of the deciphered transcript of the Diary made in 1819-22 is in Trease, op. cit., p. 44.
Journall of my Proceedings in the businesse of the prizes
Widely printed, including a text in Chappell's edition of the Tangier Papers. (1935)
Autograph journal by Pepys, in shorthand., 12 February 1667/8. 1668.
In: A folio composite bolume of naval and other papers of Samuel Pepys, in various hands, 498 leaves.
A Journal of the Principal Passages relating to the Commitment of Sir Anthony Deane and Mr Pepys
First published, as ‘The King's Bench Journal 20 May 1679-30 June 1680’, in Pepys's Later Diaries, ed. C.S. Knighton (Stroud, Glos., 2004), pp. 42-63.
In: The first of two volumes, of “The Book of Mornamont” comprising documents relating to the accusation against Pepys by Colonel John Scott in 1679, 723 pages (some excised), including an index.
Edited from this MS in Knighton.
A Journal of what passed between the Commissioners of Accounts and Myself
First published, as ‘The Brooke House Journal 3 January-21 February 1670’, in Pepys's Later Diaries, ed. C.S. Knighton (Stroud, Glos., 2004), pp. 9-34.
Copy in: A folio volume of miscellaneous papers, Volume VI of Pepys's naval and historical collections, in the hands of clerks. Late 17th century.
Edited from this MS in Knighton.
Tangier Papers (‘Second Diary’)
First published in The Life, Journals and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, deciphered and edited by the Rev. John Smith, 2 vols (London, 1841). Letters and the Second Diary of Samuel Pepys, ed. R.G. Howarth (London, 1932), pp. 379-449. The Tangier Papers of Samuel Pepys, ed. Edwin Chappell, Navy Records Society 73 ([London], 1935). Slightly abridged version in Pepys's Later Diaries, ed. C.S. Knighton (Stroud, Glos., 2004), pp. 121-72.
Autograph octavo-size journal, largely in shorthand, for 1683, 283 leaves (now rebound in two parts [B-C] and with a separate volume of photocopies [A]). Including details of the proceedings to Tangier and his journey to Spain, as well as some autograph shorthand ‘Parliament-notes’ for February 1676/7 to June 1677 and some miscellaneous autograph memoranda in longhand (1684). 1677-84.
Facsimile examples in Howarth, after p. 384; in Chappell, facing p. 49; and in Edward M. Wilson, ‘Samuel Pepys's Spanish Chap-Books, Part I’, TCBS, 2 (1954-8), 127-54 (after p. 130).
Another complete set of photostats is in the Huntington Library.
Pepys's last will and testament, originally written 2 August 1701, with codicils dated 12-13 May 1703, proved 25 June 1703. 1703.
Edited in H.B. Wheatley, Pepysiana (London, 1899), pp. 251-70.
Probate copy of Pepys's last will and testament, originally written 2 August 1701, with codicils dated 12-13 May 1703, proved 25 June 1703. 1703.
Extract from Pepys's will relating to his library.
Extracts from Pepys's will relating to his library.
In: A folio composite volume comprising wills and biographical papers, in various hands, 365 leaves.