Document ReferencePw V 95
TitleMS journal on London, untitled, not ascribed; 1682-1683
Date30 September 1682-29 September 1683
Extent181 ff
Content DescriptionThe journal is untitled and runs from 30 September 1682 through to 29 September 1683, containing entries every two days on average, providing a fascinating record of this period.

It contains accounts of events in the city of London, as well as recording important national news. Much of the news is political, concerning, at a local level, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the city and, on a national level, the King. Much is related concerning cases at the Court of Kings Bench.

Of further interest is comment on a wide range of European political affairs and conflicts. It would appear that the author received letters from abroad on a daily basis, the content of which was transferred to the journal. Places mentioned include Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; Cadiz, Spain; The Hague, Holland, and Scotland.
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionFolio
Foliated from 1 to 177, it has 4 unfoliated folios before the text starts, which are made of the same ruled paper as the body of the book
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, 93 x 74 mm.

Countermark: Letters RDTR, 10 x 48 mm

Vellum on thick cardboard with gold tooling on both covers in form of an oblong field which has a floral ornament in each corner and a central medallion; spine has ten horizontal lines stamped along its length; date of 1682 is written on spine with brown ink; gold graphed; volume is missing both front and back marble paper flyleaves and has pastedowns of marble paper; there are remnants of two green silk ties by fore-edges.
WatermarkArms of London
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