Ordnance Office and War Office: Miscellaneous Entry Books and Papers
This series contains principally the following records of the Ordnance Office:
- entry books of reports of the Surveyor General with the decisions of The Board of Ordnance thereon, 1753-1859;
- entry books of warrants from the Master General of the Ordnance, and Orders in Council together with originals of the same, 1568-1857;
- orders, 1744-1863, including Military Orders, 1822-1855;
- engineer papers and letter books, 1785-1868;
- artillery letters and letter books, 1773-1862;
- observations, reports, etc on defence, fortifications, etc, 1681-1879;
- registers of issues of stores and arms at the Tower of London, Portsmouth, Chatham and elsewhere, 1571-1858 (but mostly dating from the seventeenth century);
- entry books of in- and out- letters, minutes, accounts, store ledgers etc of the Ordnance Office, Portsmouth, 1699-1890;
- the seal of the Ordnance Board, 1806;
- papers relating to patents, 1876-1904;
- lands, rents and buildings, 1732-1923, and the king's works at Purfleet, 1793-1834.
For continuation of this series see WO 370
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
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