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Series I: Account Book

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Great Britian Admiralty Account Book, 1661-1692 MS 229



Title: Great Britain Admiralty account book
Dates: 1661-1692
Abstract: The account book includes individual wages for officers and crews; allowances for victuals; prices of provisions to be paid to and by the Purser; various allowances and expense lists; lists of French, Dutch and Algiers fleets, including ship names and guns; as well as lists of the major Royal Navy commands, the red, white, and blue squadrons, with ships assigned to each, their commanders, guns, and names of flag officers commanding.
Identification: MS 229
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Originally controlled the office of Lord High Admiral, King Charles I put the office in commission in 1623 and the Board of the Admiralty took charge of the Royal Navy by the 18th century. The Admiralty of Great Britain was the authority in the United Kingdom for the command of the Royal Navy until 1964, when the Ministry of Defence took over as the head of all military affairs.

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Scope and Contents

The account book includes individual wages for officers and crews; allowances for victuals; prices of provisions to be paid to and by the Purser; various allowances and expense lists; lists of French, Dutch and Algiers fleets, including ship names and guns; as well as lists of the major Royal Navy commands, the red, white, and blue squadrons, with ships assigned to each, their commanders, guns, and names of flag officers commanding.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Great Britian Admiralty Account Book must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Great Britain, Admiralty, account book, 1661-1692, MS 229, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is a memorial gift in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brown, purchased from Francis Edward, dealer.

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General Note

Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21930

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Account Book

Folder
1 Great Britian Admiralty Account Book, 1 bound volume (9 1/2" x 7 1/2") with two folding tables at the beginning and 4 pp. index at end. 125 pages 1661-1692
0 Linear Feet

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