Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"John Holland (Surveyor of the Navy, 1649-52 [and thereafter involved in other ways in Navy business, e.g. in paying of ships and the politics thereof in times of fiscal shortage]) had written two discourses on naval administration (dated 1638 and 1659) dealing with abuses in victualling, dead-pays, misuse of stores etc. The second (much the fuller) had been revised in 1661 and dedicated to the Duke of York. Both now circulated in MS [samizdat].... Pepys had copies made of each and had them bound:.... For Pepys' use of them, see below, ix. 489 and n. 2. They were published for the first time by Dr. J. R. Tanner in 1896 for the Naval Records Society." L&M, iii. 145, n.1:
Pepys spells his surname "Holland", and not to be confused with John Holland, the rector of the Holy Trinity church in Guildford: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/2569/
John Holland was secretary to Sir G. Carteret, then Treasurer of the Navy, and was author of the Discourse on the Navy, mentioned in note, March 19, 1669.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
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