Over the course of thirty-five years, Nehemiah Wallington wrote more than 20,000 pages about his experiences as a Puritan artisan in seventeenth-century London. In his papers, which filled fifty notebooks, he explored his thoughts concerning both his own life and the public events he lived through, including plague outbreaks, local fires, and England’s Civil War. For a historical period in which few personal accounts of daily life survive, and virtually none written by a member of the working classes, Wallington’s notebooks offer rare and valuable insight into the private world of one seventeenth-century turner.
How to Cite
Sullivan, E., (2008) “David Booy, Ed., The Notebooks of Nehemiah Wallington, 1618-1654: A Selection”, Opticon1826 4.