Ledgers relating to the transfer of responsibility for items on loan from the War Office and the Admiralty to various military establishments to the Tower Armouries, 1926-

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Ledgers relating to the transfer of responsibility for items on loan from the War Office and the Admiralty to various military establishments to the Tower Armouries, 1926-

Ledgers relating to the transfer of responsibility for items on loan from the War Office and the Admiralty to various military establishments to the Tower Armouries, 1926-

Date

1926

Reference

RA COLL LOANS A/12

Level

File

Scope and Content

Volume One labelled: Armouries, Tower of London, No. 1 Ledger (Stations). Volume Two unlabelled, but presumablly: Armouries, Tower of London, No. 2 Ledger (Subjects).

These two ledgers seem to relate to the: Report on the State of the Armouries, Tower of London, during the year 1925 'The transfer of arms and armour used in several military stations for decorative purposes made by the War Office under letter no. 57/General/4009, 30th November 1925, was completed during this year, and a total of 30,574 items have been recorded in books specially prepared for this purpose.' 'A full report of this transfer was submitted by me on the 9th October 1926.' 'Similar action has been taken with regard to arms and armour held by the Admiralty under parargraph 1126 of Admiralty Order of 16th April 1926.' 'Several stations have returned surplus arms and armour which were not required for decorative purposes, and these are stored in the Brick Tower which has been fitted with special racks so that all ...

Extent

2 volumes

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Volume Two has lost been removed from its binder