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Two ALS. Correspondence between Thomas Kempthorne of His Majesty's Dockyard Chatham and Mr Secretary Burchett and various Gunners. Dated May 1731.

By: Kempthorne (T.)

Price: £350.00

Publisher: 1731,

Seller ID: 7615


Two ALS, mounted in large card folder, with protective cover. (1) 2pp, size 30cm x 18cm, watermark, in a good clear hand, signed by each of the six gunners instructed to compare cured paper and parchment cartridges. (2) 2pp, size 30cm x 18cm, watermark, in a good clear hand, signed by Kempthorne and conveying the opinion of the gunners to Mr Secretary Burchett. AJS: Kempthorne was instructed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to investigate the benefits or advantages of cured paper as against parchment cartridges for use in His Majesty's Navy. There is a detailed (24 lines) reply from... View more info