The re-creation of The Diary of Samuel Pepys in blog format is an example of the wonderment of technology.  A page a day is posted and annotated. If you are unfamiliar with the work, it is the diary of a famous 17th century Londoner, Samuel Pepys.

The above site is run by Phil Gyford and it includes embedded  maps, links to articles, photographs, an encyclopedia, a discussion group and Twitter updates! The text itself is taken from the Project Gutenberg copy. They have been posting daily entries since 2003. The diary begins in January 1660, which makes 2010 the 350th anniversary. An event indeed. What would Mr. Pepys say if he could see what has become of his diary?

The Athenaeum has a 19th century copy of the diary in our Special Collections. Thanks John.

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