Catalogue description Ordnance Office and War Office: Correspondence

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Details of WO 44
Reference: WO 44
Title: Ordnance Office and War Office: Correspondence

Original correspondence of the Ordnance Office, which, except for a small section of miscellaneous letters, is almost entirely of nineteenth century date. The series also contains a small amount of War Office correspondence after the dissolution of the Ordnance Office in 1855 and the proceedings of the Royal Military Canal Commissioners.

Date: 1682-1873

The series is arranged in four broad categories: places (WO 44/1-497), offices (WO 44/498-531), subjects (WO 44/532-713) and miscellaneous (WO 44/714-732).

Related material:

For the related registers to the correspondence of the Board of Ordnance and Master General of the Ordnance see WO 45

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ordnance Office, 1683-1855

War Department, 1855-1857

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 732 volume(s)
Selection and destruction information: The letters in this series have been weeded.
Unpublished finding aids:

There are, in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew, indexes to services of officers; services of non-commissioned officers and men; inventors who submitted inventions to the Ordnance Office down to the year 1855; and to in-letters, by subject.

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