Council of State: Books and Accounts
|Title:||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.
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)|
Council of State, 1649-1652
Council of State, Admiralty Committee, 1652
Council of State, Anglo-Scottish Committee, 1652-1653
|Physical description:||139 volume(s)|
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.