Catalogue description Ordnance Office and Office of the Commander in Chief: Reference Books to Correspondence

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Reference: WO 45
Title: Ordnance Office and Office of the Commander in Chief: Reference Books to Correspondence

This series contains Registers of the in-letters of the Board of Ordnance, 1783 to 1856, and of the Master General of the Ordnance, 1844 to 1854. Also included are Registers of in-letters of the Commander-in-Chief, 1857 to 1870, relating to the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, etc.

The series includes material which would otherwise be found amongst the Records of the Commander-in-Chief, Military Secretary and Army Council (WO).

The books contain:

  • a brief summary of the in-letters to the Board;
  • the Board's action (if any);
  • the disposal of the paper.

Date: 1783-1870

The first pieces in the series are arranged strictly chronologically and include a brief summary of general Board Minutes. Later volumes are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within letters.

Related material:

For the surviving letters to which the registers of the Board of Ordnance and Master General of the Ordnance refer see WO 44

For Board minute books to which correspondence in this series may refer, by date of the board's minute being added to the letter, see WO 47

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

Commander-in-Chief, 1795-1870

Ordnance Office, Board of Ordnance, 1683-1855

Ordnance Office, Master General of the Ordnance, 1855

Physical description: 298 volume(s)

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