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Bray, William 1736-1832

Overview
Works: 133 works in 557 publications in 1 language and 4,232 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by William Bray
Diary by John Evelyn( Book )

81 editions published between 1818 and 1985 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn's diary gives a full and vivid account of life and manners in England in the seventeenth century. Written by a cultivated man of property and means, it takes us from his childhood right up to a few weeks before his death, a period of exceptional change. Evelyn lived through the Civil War, the Common-wealth, the Restoration, the reigns of Charles II and James II, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the reigns of William III and Mary II, and the first part of the reign of Anne. He saw his country move from being one of the lesser, and least influential, states in Europe into a nation on the brink of becoming a major world power. He witnessed and participated in the growth of a reasoned and critical approach to science which paved the way for the coming of the Industrial Revolution in the century after his death. In his own time John Evelyn had a considerable personal reputation, both as a friend and associate of royalty and the famous, and also a learned man. He was the author of a number of books on many different subjects, and translated into English others in Latin or French. He was a founding member of the Royal Society and his friends included Samuel Pepys, Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren. He was also a celebrated gardener and authority on trees. In short he was one of a vitally important and influential group of men at the centre of seventeenth century English society and learning
The diary of John Evelyn by John Evelyn( Book )

13 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of John Evelyn (1620-1706)
The diary of John Evelyn, Esq., F.R.S. from 1641 to 1705-6, with memoir by John Evelyn( Book )

14 editions published between 1818 and 1899 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and antiquities of the County of Surrey by Owen Manning( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketch of a tour into Derbyshire and Yorkshire, including part of Buckingham, Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton, Bedford, and Hertford-shires by William Bray( Book )

35 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of John Evelyn, comprising his diary from 1641 to 1705-6 and a selection of his familiar letters by John Evelyn( Book )

16 editions published between 1818 and 1907 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs by John Evelyn( Book )

3 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of some customs in husbandry and the prices of various articles relating thereto in the time of K. Richard II by William Bray( Book )

2 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary by John Evelyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs : illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn, esq. F.R.S. ... by John Evelyn( Book )

3 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of John Evelyn, from 1641 to 1705-6, with memoir by John Evelyn( Book )

17 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary by John Evelyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections relating to Henry Smith, ... some time Alderman of London; the estates by him given to charitable uses; and the trustees appointed by him by William Bray( )

9 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
William Bray English antiquarian

Languages
English (364)