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Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company


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Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation, consisting of accounts, interest books and share transfer books.


  • 1772-1848


6 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83-84, b. 287-288, c. 752-753

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13287

Biographical / Historical

An Act of Parliament was passed in 1769, allowing the construction of the Oxford canal. The canal was opened in 1790. In 1830 improvement works shortened the canal by 14 miles.

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A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1951.
Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company
Emily Tarrant
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom