Fife coastguard general order book, 1831-1833.

Scope and Content

The general order book of the Fife coastguard.

Being a letter book of orders issued from Elie [Fife], Lt Henry Randall RN, commanding officer, to officers of the coastguard at St Andrews, Lt H Cox, Crail [Fife] and Kingsbarns [Fife] between 17 October 1831 and 6 December 1833. Some material relates to maritime matters affecting Anstruther [Fife]. Occasional [circular] letters from the Board of Admiralty.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Randall, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.


Single item

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Myers for four guineas, 16 January 1956


Call number used to be ms1787

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: quarter reversed calf with marbled boards. Label with title General Order Book on front cover.Paper: 16x19.8cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.



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