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Accounts of the Office of Ordnance

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 191

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Accounts of the Office of Ordnance, with:
  1. Fols. 1-85. copies of debentures and receipts for return of stores, 8 Aug.-24 Dec.
  2. Fols. 88-202. copies of orders for, and accounts of, stores issued, 8 Jan.-24 Dec.


  • 1599


203 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 191, fols. 1-2].
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MS. Eng. hist. c. 191

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16324


Accounts of the Office of Ordnance, 1599.

Biographical / Historical

After 1476, the Office of Ordnance took over from the Privy Wardrobe and began to establish itself at the Tower of London, responsible for firearms and artillery and staffed in the 1460s by a Master, a Clerk and a Yeoman. In the 1540s, under Henry VIII, the Ordnance Office was expanded, new officers were appointed and their principal duties clarified.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Lowe Bros., cat. 912 (1922), 18.
Accounts of the Office of Ordnance, 1599
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom