I must have picked this volume as part of a random sample of naval instructions, for I only took photos of a single document within this volume. This is a volume of instructions from 1715.
In particular, this document is a set of instructions for Victualling and is addressed to a number of the commissioners for the officer for victualling the Navy. This is actually a really interesting document as it’s a series of instrustions to inspect and look into various aspects of victualling, building on a previous survey/investigation in 1710. This new investigation was after the end of war against Louis XIV, and shortly after the accession of King George I, and also during a period of domestic political changes.
This document, unlike previous instructions for example generated by the Duke of York in the 1660s, specifically names each of the commissioners and provides personal instructions for them and the aspects to investigate.
here, for example, you can see the instruction for Mr Reynolds beginning bottom right.
I very much regret that I probably never looked at this document after taking the photos- it would have very nicely strengthened my sections where I was looking at the iterative updates to instructions and improvements to procedure.