Catalogue description Ordnance Survey: Miscellanea

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Reference: OS 3
Title: Ordnance Survey: Miscellanea

This series includes a variety of material, including some early correspondence; rules and regulations; progress reports; scientific and technical papers; monographs about the history of the Ordnance Survey; catalogues; maps and plans; and published booklets, information leaflets and gazetteers. There are a number of papers of Major-General William Roy, FRS (1726-1790): originally of the Royal Engineers, he served as Deputy Quartermaster-General, Engineer in Ordinary and Surveyor-General of Coasts.

Date: 1755-1993
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 528 files, flat sheets and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1966 Ordnance Survey

Custodial history: The papers on copyright in Ordnance Survey maps were given to the OS Library in 1991.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Unpublished finding aids:

Subject index with paper series list in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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