Memoirs, illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S.

Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: John Evelyn; edited by William Bray, Esq.
Publisher: Henry Colburn
Issued: 1818
Edition: Volumes 1 and 2; 1st edition
Language: English
Illustrations: Illustrations in volume 1 are from 1827 publication. "John Evelyn, Esq." by T. Bragge, engraver and Sir G. Kneller, original creator. "Wotton, in Surrey, the Seat of John Evelyn, Esq." drawn and engraved by J. and H. S. Storer. Volume 2 includes illustrations from 1818. "Mary Wife of John Evelyn, Esq." drawn by R. Nanteuil at Paris 1650, engaved by H. Meyer. "Sir Edward Nicholas" painted by P. Lely, engraved by J. Scott.
Author of this Entry: Kendra Brewer
Evidence Type: Letter
Volume: Page (Letter): 1:122 (50)
Date: October 18, 1857
Addressed To?: Charlotte Symonds
Importance?: Possibly reading for leisure
Owned?: Possibly
Evidence: "I am reading Evelyn's Diary to myself now. I like it very much. The style is not so antiquated as that of Pepys although it is contemporary, neither is the matter so personal. He gives most amusing descriptions of the state of foreign towns at that period." No digital version is currently available publically. There is a physical copy present in the John Addington Symonds Project collection.
Source Contributor: Kendra Brewer