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Aerial Rigging in the 1660s

The great diarist Samuel Pepys was a man of many parts. He was a secretary to the Admiralty, but less well known is his career as an aerial rigger. Reproduced below is a diary entry in which he records the trials and tribulations of that occupation. Please be patient while this item loads, because these are high resolution facsimiles of rare historical documents.

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