Ordnance Office Records

PRO 30/37
Ordnance Office Records

A miscellaneous collection of official records of the Board of Ordnance, consisting of account, delivery, receipt and contract books and of warrants, correspondence and papers, the majority relating to the reign of Charles II.

Includes material which would otherwise be found amongst the Records of the Ordnance Office and its successors at the War Office (WO).

Related Material:
For Ordnance Office correspondence from 1682-1873 see WO 44
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Board of Ordnance, 1683-1855
Physical description:
20 volume(s)
Physical condition:
In the past the contents of a number of these volumes have suffered from damp.
Custodial history:
These volumes were formerly in the possession of Robert Taylor Pritchett, of the firm of gunsmiths of Enfield, co. Middlesex, which supplied arms to the board. and the collection may well have been rescued by him from eventual destruction. It was purchased by the state from Messrs Henry Sotheran Ltd in January 1935.

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