The Samuel Pepys Club Archives: 1903 – present
An on-going project to digitise our unique collection of articles, papers, letters, talks and lectures. Sources include St Olave’s Church, London Metropolitan Archives and private collections
A limited selection of archive articles can also be viewed-at-a-click in the Members Area.
Since 1903, when the Samuel Pepys Club was founded, its members have shared information and personal thoughts about Pepys and his world through hundreds of papers, talks, lectures and addresses given at Annual Dinners, Commemoration Services and meetings. These are gradually being digitised and are now offered to both members and non-members.
The authors of these documents are a mix of members and distinguished guests ranging from academics, historians and those holding offices that were held by Pepys himself, to individuals from all walks of life whose interest in Pepys has inspired their own personal research.
Examples from the archives include:
Samuel Pepys: A Pilgrim’s Progress from Presbyterian Schoolboy to Non-Juror (2017) by Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London; Pepys and the Inns of Court (1989) by The Rt. Hon. Sir John Balcombe; Moreover, it is required (1988) by The Rt. Hon. J. Enoch Powell; The Banking Account of Samuel Pepys (1927) by Edward Hoare, of Hoare’s, Pepys’s bank; Pepys: England’s First Naval Bureaucrat (2020) by Admiral Right Hon Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC; Pepys and the Theatre (1977) by Sir Bernard Miles; The Convivial Pepys (2011) by The Rt Hon Sir David Latham; Music in the Later Life of Samuel Pepys (1994) by Dr Richard Luckett; Samuel Pepys and Seventeenth Century Medicine (1994) by Dr A. G. Amias, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Samuel Pepys in Africa (1987) by John Montagu, Rt Hon Earl of Sandwich, President of the Club.
Club members may order documents as PDFs at no charge. (A limited number of original printed booklets is also available, where indicated, at £3 each). Non-Members £5 per document or £3 each for 10 or more.
To place an order, please contact the Club Secretary: email@example.com