Mary Evelyn

Standard Name: Evelyn, Mary,, 1635 - 1709


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Friends, Associates Elizabeth Burnet
In ordinary company EB made no display of her knowledge, but she could talk to eminent churchmen as if she had equally studied the same Subject with them.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.
This seemed to arouse interest and...
Friends, Associates Margaret Cavendish
John Evelyn , as a member of the Royal Society , several times visited the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle (sometimes with his wife ) to arrange their visit to the Society.
Cavendish, Margaret. Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Editors Bowerbank, Sylvia and Sara Heller Mendelson, Broadview.
Literary responses Margaret Cavendish
These verse eulogies or testimonials came from distinguished persons and institutions to whom she had presented copies of her work. It circulated widely: the Dutch poet Constantijn Huygens owned one of her books.
Smith, Emma. Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book. Oxford University Press.


19 August 1654: John and Mary Evelyn met an alehouse-keeper...

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19 August 1654

John and Mary Evelyn met an alehouse-keeper in Lincoln: a woman six feet two inches tall; the inn's custom relied chiefly on peoples coming to see her on account of her height.

1690: A satire on women, Mundus Muliebris: or,...

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A satire on women, Mundus Muliebris: or, The Ladies Dressing-room Unlock'd, and her Toilette Spread, by Mary Evelyn the younger , was posthumously published by her father .

27 February 1706: John Evelyn, scientific enquirer and man...

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27 February 1706

John Evelyn , scientific enquirer and man of letters, died. He is now best-known for the diary which was not discovered till a century after his death.


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