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War Department

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Alternative name(s):
  • War Office (Also known as)
Date: 1854-1878
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central) > War Office
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C28935 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O102554 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1854-1855: official letter book rel to the formation of a civil engineering corps in the Crimea and the building and the problems of the Balaclava to Sevastopol railway
Wigan Archives and Local Studies
NRA 30192 Hall
c1854-1878: records incl volumes (2) of papers rel to foundation of War Department
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2010
1861: reports and maps rel to Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury, Harwich and Warley
Essex Record Office
See Annual Return 2002
1861-1864: Howlett reports on lands in Suffolk
Suffolk Archives - Ipswich
See Annual Return 2002
1863: Howlett reports on lands in Suffolk
Suffolk Archives - Lowestoft Branch
See Annual Return 2002
1863: Howlett report on lands at Great Yarmouth
Norfolk Record Office
See Annual Return 2002
Related record creators
  Record creator Description of relationship Dates Category of relationship
War Department became War Office from c1857, though original name was still in use. War Office became Ministry of Defence in 1964.