A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library: Vol. II

1st Edition

J.R. Tanner

Routledge
Published April 25, 2019
Reference - 498 Pages
ISBN 9781911248422 - CAT# K399902

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Summary

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) made a significant contribution to British history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to Magdalen College, Cambridge its greatest treasure – his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it. There are 250 volumes of manuscripts and these NRS volumes published selected documents from the collection.

This volume consists of a calendar (meaning a detailed abstract) of the letter-books containing Pepys’s letters, written as Secretary of the Admiralty, from June 1673 (when the new Admiralty Board replaced the Duke of York) to the end of 1674. The correspondence covers both the operational and administrative business of the navy in great detail.

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