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Today's entry introduces one minor new ontology requirement and a few new people and places. The events described by the topic map are:
  • Pepys visits the chamber of the Privy Seal. There are no further details about this visit, so it is modelled simply as a visiting event with Pepys as the visitor and the chamber of the Privy Seal as the place visited.
  • Pepys meets Ned Pickering and they go for a walk in St James Park. Ned gossips to Sam about the Court. This is modelled as two separate events - the meeting (which I have recorded as occurring at St James Park although this may not be completely accurate); and a discussion event where the Court is the subject of conversation. This requires the creation of a new institution "Royal Court".
  • Pepys and Pickering have dinner at the Wardrobe.
  • Pepys and Cpt. Ferrer go to see 'The Wits' at the Opera.
  • Pepys and Ferrer go drinking at the Devil and St. Dunstan tavern. One or two web resources are given in the annotations on the pepysdiary.com site and these are recorded as occurrences of the topic that represents the tavern. To do this, a new occurrence type of 'mention' is defined for web resources where the subject is mentioned as part of the resource but is not the principle subject of the resource.
  • Pepys takes a coach home.

Today's entry also mentions some trouble that Sam is having with the transportation of some posessions of Sir Edward Montague. He says that he has found out where the shipment is, but does not indicate if this is the result of a letter or a message received from someone else. Because there is no concrete event to model, this information is ommitted from the topic map.

I also corrected a misnomer of the location of the performance of 'The Wits' in the file 16610815.ltm. The correct name is simply "the Opera" rather than "the Royal Opera" that I had previously.

New and updated topic maps for today's entry:

Today's diary entry

Corrected topic map for 15th August 1661.

Core ontology for the diary

Cultural artificats in the diary

Dates in the diary

People in the diary

Places in the diary

Much of today's entry describes the epidemic that is sweeping London. In the topic map I have chosen to ignore the deaths related by Samuel Pepys with the exception of the death and funeral of Tom Whitton. The events documented in the topic map are:

  • Samuel works at the Navy Office. I have created a new event type "working-event" and a new role type of "worker" to model the generic event of someone doing some unspecified work.
  • Tom Whitton's funeral is held today. Samuel does not attend, nor does he relate who does attend so the event has only one participant - the deceased.
  • Samuel dines with his family and his father at the Pepys' house in Seething Lane.
  • Samuel and his father meet Dr John Williams at an alehouse in Shoe Lane.

The final sentence of the diary relates Samuel's concern for his Aunt Fenner who he says is on the point of death. However as there is little other information here, this is not modelled in the topic map.

Todays new and updated files:

Today's diary entry

Core ontology for the diary

Places in the diary.

People in the diary

Dates in the diary

Another busy day described by today's diary entry.

  • Pepys goes to the Privy Seal and Whitehall. I have assumed that the order in which the places were visited is the order described by Pepys, and so have modelled this event as a journey starting from the Pepys' home in Seething Lane, ending at Whitehall and going via Privy Seal. The diary does not say that he visits the Lord Privy Seal or meets anyone at Whitehall, so this journey takes in only the places and there are no meeting events.
  • Sir William Penn gives Samuel a lift back to St. Pauls in his coach. This is modelled as a separate journey event.
  • Pepys walks from St Pauls to The Wardrobe where he dines with Lady Jemima Montague. During the course of his visit, he tells Lady Montague of the state of health of her husband (learnt by letter in yesterday's entry) and learns of the state of health of her son, Lord Hinchingbroke. This sequence of events is modelled as a journey event, a dining event and a discussion event. Use is made of the topics that represent the illnesses of Montague pere et fils to describe the subjects of conversation. I have also updated yesterday's entry to make Sir Edward's illness the subject of the letter Pepys received.
  • Following lunch, Pepys goes to the Opera to see a performance of 'The Wits' a new play by Sir William Davenant. The performance is also attended by the King and by the Duke and Duchess of York.
  • Samuel begins his journey home but is persuaded to stop off at the Dolphin by Penn who passes him in his coach. Samuel's journey is modelled as a journey event with a route starting at the Opera, ending at his home and going via the Dolphin. Penn's route is described as being from the Theatre Royal and ends at the Dolphin. The ensuing drinking is recorded as a separate event which, for context I have described as occurring during Samuel's journey home.

New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for today's entry

Topic Map for 14th August 1661

Cultural artifacts in the diary

Places in the diary

Dates in the diary

People in the diary