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Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
Samuel Pepys' Diary
in 1825 Braybrooke 2-vol edition, Vol 1:
The Great Plague: May 24, 1665 - mid-late 1667
see p340 - 475
Great Fire of London: 2-6 September, 1666
Daniel Defoe - A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
Defoe was 5 years old during the Great Plague. His historical-fiction reconstruction (note: disputed) is apparently based particularly on the diary of his uncle Henry Foe (thus H.F. pseudonymous author on original editions of book).
1900 Aldine House (London) edition, scanned: