"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:
Two Discourses of the Navy, 1638 and 1659, By John Hollond,
Also a Discourse of the Navy 1660 By Sir Robert Slingsby
HOLLOND or HOLLAND, JOHN (fl. 1638-1659), naval writer; paymaster of navy before 1635 till c.1642; one of commissioners for navy, 1642 till c.1645; member of 'committee of merchants for regulation of navy and customs,' 1649; surveyor of the nary, 1649; member of parliament's commission of navy, 1649-52; wrote 'First Discourse of the Navy,' 1638, and 'Second Discourse,' 1659."
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.