'Rules, orders and instructions for the future government of the Office of the Ordnance', 1683-1706, 167 numbered pages, with an index at the front.
Ordnance Office: Rules
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8452
- Dates of CreationEarly 18th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Ordnance Office evolved during the fifteenth century, and was based in the Tower of London. It provided weapons and equipment for the British forces until 1855, when its duties became the responsibility of the War Office.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
Other Finding Aids
The volume was formerly part of the library of General Erle.
The collection is no. 20 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 5.