A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Volume 27

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Page vi - SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 459 - THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing rare or unpublished works of naval interest. Any person wishing to become a Member of the Society is requested to apply to the Hon. Secretary, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE 10, who will submit his name to the Council.
Page 459 - Battle, to be edited by Mr. JS Corbett ; Official Documents illustrating the Social Life and Internal Discipline of the Navy in the XVIIIth Century, to be edited by Professor JK Laughton ; Select Correspondence of the great Earl of Chatham and his Sons, to be edited by Professor JK Laughton ; Select Correspondence of Sir Charles Middleton, afterwards Lord...
Page 459 - Tracts, of The First Dutch War, which will be edited by Mr. CT Atkinson, and of The Naval Miscellany, are The Journal of Captain (afterwards Sir John) Narbrough, 1672-73, to be edited by Professor JK Laughton ; a Calendar of the MSS.
Page 459 - Secretary (Professor Laughton, 9 Pepys Road, Wimbledon, SW), who will submit his name to the Council. The Annual Subscription is One Guinea, the payment of which entitles the Member to receive one copy of all works issued by the Society for that year. The publications are not offered for general sale ; but Members can obtain a complete set of the volumes on payment of the back subscriptions. Single volumes can also be obtained by Members at the prices marked to each.
Page 263 - As soon as the Third Dutch War came to an end in February, 1674, another period of feverish retrenchment set in, and an attempt was made 'to lessen the growing charge in the navy, towards which no one particular seems more to conduce than that of reducing the number of the persons employed therein, both at sea and in the yards.'4 Other economies were also practised.
Page xviii - I find him so full of the thoughts he is now under of stopping of all things that look like occasions of laying out money, that I perceive he is more thoughtful of getting out of debt for what is past (wherein God bless his endeavours) than willing to entertain any proposition that may tend to the increasing of it...
Page 169 - ... the disorder wherein the seamen concerned in the payment of the tickets at this time are, to the threatening the pulling down of his majesty's office, and the embezzlement or spoil of all the books and papers there, besides the yet more public effects thereof, to the dishonour of his majesty's service, and discouragement of seamen against the next...
Page 240 - England, to the degree of their making no difference between his Majesty's service, where the want of payment of their wages may in some measure give excuse for it, and that of the merchants, where they not only have their pay certain but their wages excessive. A vice which I pray God grant I may see rectified before it prove too fatal, not only to his Majesty's service, but the whole navigation of our country.
Page xxxiii - ... can be more inclined than myself to favour a gentleman that is a true seaman, so neither is there any man more sensible than (after many years' observation) I am, of the ruinous consequences of an over-hasty admitting persons to the office and charge of seamen upon the bare consideration of their being gentlemen.

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