Source 9

This appendix to the will concerns the library owned by Samuel Pepys. In his lifetime he had collected a large number of books. They were left to his nephew John Jackson (catalogue ref: PROB 1/9). 


For the further Settlement & Preservation of my said Library after the Death of my Nephew John Jackson. 

Simplified transcript

My plan for looking after and keeping my library after the death of my nephew John Jackson [who will inherit it first]


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  • Who had Pepys left his library to in his will? 
  • Why do you think he wrote down his plan for the library after the death of his nephew? 
  • What does the existence of such a plan tell us about Samuel Pepys? 
  • As Samuel Pepys was very keen on books and ships, can you design a coat of arms for him?