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Miscellaneous papers of Sam. Pepys, bulk: 17th century

MS. Rawl. A. 464
Held at the Weston Library

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On a fly-leaf, is prefixed the following title: "A collection of loose papers of enquiry into the state of the navy and management at the Navy Board, preparative to my representation thereof to K. Charles 2d, December, 1684, and like report to K. James the 2nd, January, 1685/6, and my proposition subsequent thereto for remedy of the whole."

Divided into three parts:

  1. (fols 1-69) "1684. 1685. Papers of calculations of controll to N. O." [i.e. Navy Officers.]
  2. (fols. 70-151) "31 Dec 1685. Papers touching my present anniversary state of the navy and proposition thereon."
  3. (fols. 152-199) "1686. Papers preparative to the reformation of the navy, with the new commission thereon erected to sir Anthony Deane, etc."


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 17th century


199 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. A. 464

Custodial History

Owned by Samuel Pepys.

On a fly-leaf is a note in the hand of Ric. Rawlinson, "Mr. Carte has seen this volume."

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom