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The events described by this diary entry are:

1) Samuel visits the theatre to see a performance of "Clarcilla". A combination

of the annotations on the site and some quick googling shows

that this is a play (not an opera), performed by the theatre company of

Sir Thomas Killigrew, also known as the "King's Company".

2) Samuel calls on his father

3) Samuel visits the Royal Exchange

4) Samuel goes to the Mitre tavern with his uncle William Wight. The

Mitre is typed as a "tavern" which is a subclass of "building"

which is in turn a subclass of "place". The location of the Mitre

is given in the annotations as Fenchurch Street.

Fenchurch Street is modelled as a "thoroughfare" and the location

of the Mitre is given by a "located-on" association.

[the-mitre : tavern = "The Mitre"


[fenchurch-st : thoroughfare = "Fenchurch Street"]

located-on(the-mitre : place, fenchurch-st : route)

5) Samuel and William discuss the fact that Samuel's father has travelled to

the Pepys' farm at Brampton. This implies and event of John Pepys travelling

to Brampton.

6) Samuel and Mr Batersby (also known as John Battersby) the apothecary

discuss Samuel's uncle's haemmoroids (I wonder just how "merry" Sam

had to be to get on to this topic of conversation!).

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Family relationships ontology.

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People in the diary.

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Today's entry introduces quite a few new characters and many new social relationships.

The events identified in todays entry:

1) Visit to Mr. Edward Montagu

2) Dining with Lady Jemima Montagu ("my Lady")

3) The death of Samuel Crew - a retrospective event as the death occurred on 2nd July 1661

4) Samuel enquires after some "Spanish books" in Duck Lane

5) Samuel visits Sir William Batten (with others)

6) Elizabeth Pepys and Lady Elizabeth Batten attend the funeral of an unnamed daughter of Sir John Lawson

7) The employment of Samuel Pepys by Sir Edward Montagu.

(1) and (2) are modelled in the same way as preceding events of a similar type. (2) also introduces "the Wardrobe" as a new place.

Although (3) actually happened the day before, it is modelled in the topic map for this entry:

/* Retrospective event : Samuel Crew dies of spotted fever */

[event-16610702-r01 : death

= "Death of Samuel Crew (2nd July 1661)"; "event-16610702-r01"]

participation( event-16610702-r01 : result,

samuel-crew : deceased )

cause-of-death( event-16610702-r01 : death,

spotted-fever : cause )

[spotted-fever : disease = "Spotted Fever"]

{spotted-fever, description, [[ "A fever characterised by the appearance of spots on the skin; now spec. (a) epidemic cerebrospinal meningiti; (b) typhus; (c) Rocky Mountain spotted fever" ]]} / soed

Note that I have also included a new occurrence type of "description" which, for the "spotted fever" topic I have use to quote from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (my new prized possession ;-) - hence the strangely named "soed" topic used to scope the occurrence.

(4) I struggle to model properly. Ideally I would like to model the intent to purchase Spanish books from a Duck Lane. I suspect that Tom Passin's suggestion of using thematic roles and bringing the model closer to that of conceptual graphs will help here. So I am temporarly putting off modelling this event.

(5) Is simply modelled as another "visiting event"

(6) Introduces some interesting problems:

This day my Lady Batten and my wife were at the burial of a daughter of Sir John Lawson’s, and had rings for themselves and their husbands.

I have chosen to model the funeral as another subclass of event. The daughter of Sir John Lawson is unamed, so she is modelled using a topic that plays the role of "child" in a parent-of relationship with the topic that stands for Sir John Lawson.

[event-16610703-04 : funeral

= "Funeral of Sir John Lawson's daughter"; "16610703-04"]

participation( event-16610703-04 : event,

unknown-daughter : deceased,

lady-elizabeth-batten : mourner,

elizabeth-pepys : mourner )

[unknown-daughter : woman = "Unnamed Daughter of Sir John Lawson"]

parent-of(sir-john-lawson : parent, unknown-daughter : child)

Item (7), the employment of Samuel Pepys by Sir Edward Montagu is not explicit in the diary entry, but it is an important background fact. I have chosen to model employment as a subclass of the office-holding event (which was used in yesterday's entry to model Charles Stuart holding the office of King). As we cannot tell from this entry when that employment started (or when it will end), it is not posisble to attach an "occurs" association to this topic, but it is possible to identify the key participants:

[event-unknown-date-01 : employment

= "Employment of Samuel Pepys by Sir Edward Montagu"]

participation( event-unknown-date-01 : event,

samuel-pepys : employee,

sir-edward-montagu : employer)

New and updated topic map files:

Topic map for this entry.

Family relationships ontology.

Core diary ontology.

People in the diary.

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Today's diary entry on

Topic-mapping this entry

To Westminster Hall and there walked up and down, it being Term time. Spoke with several, among others my cozen Roger Pepys, who was going up to the Parliament House, and inquired whether I had heard from my father since he went to Brampton, which I had done yesterday, who writes that my uncle is by fits stupid, and like a man that is drunk, and sometimes speechless.

I have chosen to (for now) disregard some of the information given in this sentence. I will concentrate only on Sam's visit to Westminster Hall and his discussion with Roger Pepys.

In yesterday's entry I created a pattern for a "visiting" event that I can reuse here, even though Samuel is not visiting anyone in particular.


= "Samuel visits Westminster Hall"; "16610702-01"]

occurs(event-16610702-01 : event, today : on)

participation( event-16610702-01 : event,

samuel-pepys : visitor,

westminster-hall : place)

Roger Pepys is a new character and so needs to be described in the topic map of people. This is is current entry.

[roger-pepys : man = "Roger Pepys";"Pepys, Roger"


There is more information on Roger at the subject indicator URL, but I am not going to model that for now. One of the nice things about building a topic map in this way is that it is always possible to revisit the model and fill in details later on.

The discussion between Roger and Samuel focusses on Samuel's father and his uncle (the relationship of these men to Roger is not clear from the diary entry). To talk about these men as the subject of a conversation, topics are needed to represent them:

[john-pepys : man = "John Pepys";"Pepys, John"


parent-of(john-pepys : parent, samuel-pepys: child)

[robert-pepys ="Robert Pepys";"Pepys, Rober"


sibling-of(john-pepys : sibling, robert-pepys : sibling)

This introduces two new association types, 'parent-of' and 'sibling-of'. I have chosen to model these family relationships in a non-gender-specific manner for two reasons

1) It simplifies the model to not have to talk about son-of, daughter-of, and brother/sister relationships.

2) Gender is recorded on the topics that represent people (where known) which means that the gender-specific family relationship can be inferred from the types of the role-playing topics in the non-gender-specific associations.

To model this conversation I also need to create a new subclass of event, the "discussion" event. The participants in the coversation are the interlocutors, and a separate association is used to specify the subject of the conversation. In this case, the subject of the conversation are two other people. Here I have chosen to use a single association to describe the conversation subject in a 3-ary relationship rather than creating two separate binary relationships - as I read this entry, I think that the single subject of conversation is Samuel's father and his uncle, rather than there being two separate subjects of conversation.


= "Samuel's discussion with his cousin (2nd July 1661)";"16610702-02"]

occurs(event-16610702-02 : event, event-16610702-01 : during)

participation( event-16610702-02 : event,

samuel-pepys : interlocutor,

roger-pepys  : interlocutor)

event-subject( event-16610702-02 : event,

john-pepys   : subject,

robert-pepys : subject)

Home, and after my singing master had done, took coach and went to Sir William Davenant’s Opera; this being the fourth day that it hath begun, and the first that I have seen it. To-day was acted the second part of “The Siege of Rhodes.”

The singing lesson is glossed, but I have recorded it in the topic map nonetheless. The structure is the same as yesterday's entry.

The visit to the opera I model as being centered around the performance of the opera itself. This requires yet another new subclass of event, "performance" event, with a participation role played by the "company of performers", "Sir William Davenant's Opera Company". This is mentioned as being the second part of the opera, so I have titled the work accordingly.

[event-16610702-04 : performance

= "Performance of 'The Siege Of Rhodes' (2nd July 1661)";"16610702-04"]

occurs(event-16610702-04 : event, today : on)

participation( event-16610702-04 : event,

davenants-opera : performer )

performed-work ( event-16610702-04 : performance,

the-seige-of-rhodes-part-ii : work )

[davenants-opera : company-of-performers

= "Sir William Davenant's Opera Company"]

[company-of-performers = "Company of Performers"


[the-seige-of-rhodes-part-ii : opera = "The Seige Of Rhodes (Second Part)"]

Samuel's participation in this event is as a member of the audience.

participation( event-16610702-04 : event,

samuel-pepys : audience )

There is also a brush with Royalty...

We staid a very great while for the King and the Queen of Bohemia.

So we have two new characters to add. "The King" is Charles II:

[charles-ii : man = "Charles Stuart"; "Stuart, Charles"

= "Charles II" / charles-ii-king


His status as monarch I have modelled as a new type of event, an "office-holding" event. Within the scope of this event, "Charles Stuart" is known as "Charles II" hence this office-holding event is used to scope the name "Charles II". The office-holding event is modelled as:

[charles-ii-king : office-holding-event = "Reign of Charles II"]

[monarch-of-england  : office = "Monarch Of England"]

occurs( charles-ii-king : event,

date-1660-05-29 : start,

date-1685-02-06 : end )

[date-1660-05-29 : date = "29th May 1660";"16600529"


[date-1685-02-06 : date = "6th February 1685";"16850206"


participation( charles-ii-king : event,

charles-ii : office-holder,

monarch-of-england : office-held )

The "Queen of Bohemia" is the Lady Elizabeth Stuart.

[elizabeth-stuart : woman = "Lady Elizabeth Stuart (The Queen of Bohemia)"


The attendence of these royal personages at the opera is modelled in the same way as Samuel's attendance - even if they did cause the whole proceeding to be held up ;-)

participation( event-16610702-04 : event,

charles-ii : audience )

participation( event-16610702-04 : event,

elizabeth-stuart : audience )

To find out if Samuel got to see the opera and what he thought of it, be sure to read the entry at

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