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In today's entry Samuel meets the new chamber maid (and comments on her ugliness). He is then visited by his father, and in turn they visit his uncle Wight to discuss the estate of Robert Pepys. He visits and dines with Lady Montagu, and takes some of her children to the theatre with Captain Ferrers. Finally, they drink back at the Pepys' house.

One point to note: the children of Jemima Montagu that he takes to the theatre remain unidentified except in number (there are four of them). As Jemima had a total of 11 children, I haven't tried to guess which, and so created a topic type of "People" for groups of unnamed individuals.

Other than that, I realise that we do not actually have the Montagu's residence as a a topic; which is odd as Samuel visits them so often. I'm going to have to do a little research to find out what it is, and then I'll add it, including modelling the final event of today: Samuel taking them all home.

New and updated topic map files:

Topic map for this entry.

Core diary ontology.

Places in the diary.

People in the diary.

Culture in the diary.

Dates in the diary.

A very busy day today. The following events are modelled:

  • Samuel goes to the office, where he receives news that Andrew Pearse is dying.
  • Samuel visits Pearce, and then returns to the office.
  • Receiving news that Sir George Carteret has invited officers to lunch, Samuel leaves the office to see if he is called to join them; he is not.
  • Dining at home instead, Thomas Hayter brings news that his wife is in labour, and Elizabeth Pepys leaves with him to see her.
  • Samuel goes to Whitehall, where he meets the Lord Privy Seal, and conducts some business with him.
  • Samuel and M d'Esquier visit Elizabeth Pearce, who is pregnant, and meet a Mrs Clifford there.
  • Samuel visits his father, and returns home, where his wife informs him Mrs Hayter is still in labour.

Not just a lot of events, but a lot of difficult ones as well today.

Samuel's leaving of the office to see if he is actually called to lunch with Sir George I have simply left as an event. Henry Moore's reading of the bills in the Lord Privy's chambers is also classed just as an event; this is more because it seems to be some kind of legal protocol, and I don't know the details.

The main point of note, though, is an illness, pregnancy, and labour all being mentioned on one day have led me to create a class of health events, with subclasses of pregnancy, labour, and illness (more subclasses will undoubtably come... just wait for 1665). There is a patient role, and the individual events are given occurs associations using start-before today, or start on today. I included the individual events in the pepys-diary-people map as it directly relates to them, and may be referenced on more than one day. So, for instance:

/* In pepys-diary-people.ltm */

[mrs-hayter-labour : labour = "Mrs Hayter's labour (9th August 1661)

@"http://www.techquila.com/psi/pepys/people/#mrs-hayter-labour"]

occurs ( mrs-hayter-labour : event, date-16610809 : start )

participation ( mrs-hayter-labour : event,

mrs-hayter : patient )

/* In 16610809.ltm */

[event-16610809-08 : news-event =

"Samuel and his wife receive news from Thomas Hayter that his wife is pregnant (9th August 1661)";"16610809-08"]

occurs ( today : on,

event-16610809-08 : event )

participation ( event-16610809-08 : event,

samuel-pepys : recipient,

elizabeth-pepys : recipient,

thomas-hayter : informant,

seething-lane-house : place )

event-subject ( event-16610809-08 : event,

mrs-hayter-labour : subject )

I may retrospectively implement these classes in previous entries.

New and updated topic map files:

Topic map for this entry.

Core diary ontology.

Places in the diary.

People in the diary.

Dates in the diary.

Birthdays, gin and regular updates do not mix well; an unplanned hangover-event prohibited an update yesterday, so two days today, and apologies. I shall try to avoid this again.

In yesterday's entry Samuel travels with an unnamed companion from Baldwick back to London, stopping to walk in the Hatfield House grounds. Back in London he meets Dean William Fuller at home, and with him visits Lady Montagu. There he meets Henry Moore, who reminds him he is required to wait on the Lord Privy Seal the next day.

In today's entry Samuel goes to the Privy Seal in the morning, but Lord Robartes does not turn up. He goes to the Wardrobe to eat with Henry Moore, where he sees Lady Montagu, and then returns to the Privy Seal. Lord Robartes again does not turn up, and Samuel is far from pleased. In the evening, he goes to a tavern with some friends, and notes a discussion about music which causes one member of the group to leave in anger.

I've also amended the entry for the 6th, moving the inn in Baldwick to places rather than having it as a local topic on the 6th, as it is used again in the entry for the seventh. So there is an updated file for that provided as well today.

I've also added an informant role type for news-events.

New and updated topic map files:

Topic map for 8th August.

Topic map for 7th August.

Updated topic map for 6th August.

Core diary ontology.

Places in the diary.

People in the diary.

Culture in the diary.

Dates in the diary.