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Council of State: Books and Accounts

Books and accounts created by the Council of State in its executive capacity - order books (draft and fair), Parliamentary directives, abstracts of petitions to the Council, letter books of outgoing correspondence, warrants and passes, military commissions and recognizances; and the papers and accounts of its committees, including a volume of orders and letters of the Admiralty Committee.

Date: 1639-1660
Separated Material: There are some gaps in the council records, which can usually be supplied from other sources, either in the Public Record Office or in the Bodleian library.
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator: Council of State, 1649-1652
Council of State, Admiralty Committee, 1652
Council of State, Anglo-Scottish Committee, 1652-1653
Physical description: 139 volume(s)
Publication note: Most of the records are calendared in the Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series (of the Commonwealth) ed M A E Green 13 vols (London 1875-1886). See also Calendar of State Papers Colonial Series 1574-1660 ed W N Sainsbury (London 1860) and Calendar of State Papers Ireland 1647-1660 ed R P Mahaffy (London 1903). Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

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