A miscellaneous collection of official records of the Board of Ordnance, consisting of account, delivery, receipt and contract books and of warrants, correspondence and papers, the majority relating to the reign of Charles II.
Includes material which would otherwise be found amongst the Records of the Ordnance Office and its successors at the War Office (WO).
For Ordnance Office correspondence from 1682-1873 see WO 44
In the past the contents of a number of these volumes have suffered from damp.
These volumes were formerly in the possession of Robert Taylor Pritchett, of the firm of gunsmiths of Enfield, co. Middlesex, which supplied arms to the board. and the collection may well have been rescued by him from eventual destruction. It was purchased by the state from Messrs Henry Sotheran Ltd in January 1935.
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