Document ReferencePw V 98
TitleBound MS volume containing a victualling contract between King Charles II and Major Brett and partners; [original 31 Dec. 1677] 29 Sept. 1693
Extent43 ff
Content DescriptionThe volume contains a copy of a victualling contract, drawn up on 31 December 1677, between King Charles II and Richard Brett and his partners. The latter party are contracted for the victualling of 'all such mariners, souldiers and others as from time to time shall be appointed to serve, not only in his Majesties owne shipps and vessells at ye seas, and for ye safe keeping of them in harbour, but also in any shipps or vessells yt shall be called & appointed to serve his Majesty from time to time'.

The contract runs for 45 pages, with much annotation in the margins, explaining or expanding on certain points.

On p 45 is written 'A true Copy according to the Entry thereof in the Office of the Comptroller of ye Victualling - Exp Wm. Prescott 29 Sepm 93'.
Title Of WorkCoppie Major Brets Contract for victualling brought in 4. Octor. 1693
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionFolio volume
Contemporary pagination 1 to 45 does not include 3 blank folios in the front and 18 blank folios in the back of the volume
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Seven Provinces lion with crowned, double rimmed circle, approx. 93 x 74 mm

Countermark: Letters IC, approx. 12 x 23 mm

Professional fair copy in cursive script

Ruled paper

Limp vellum, undecorated, spine has three exposed vellum ties which hold gathering to binding.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA73459Brett; R (fl 1677); Majorfl 1677
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